Lee County Jail

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Lee County Jail Information

The Lee County Jail is a 200 bed jail in the city of Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Mississippi State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 662-841-9040, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Lee County Jail at 662-841-9040 to get it.

Phone: 662-841-9040

Physical Address:
510 N. Commerce St
Tupelo, MS 38804-4010

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jai
ATTN: Inmate’s first and last name
510 N. Commerce Stree
Tupelo, MS 38804

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How Do You Find Someone in the Lee County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Lee County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 662-841-9040 for the information you are looking for.

Lee County Jail Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Lee County Jail, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-841-9040 for further assistance.

The Lee County Jail maintains an average of 200 offenders in custody on any given day. The Lee County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Lee County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 5,440 offenders.

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About the Lee County Jail
The Lee County Jail in Mississippi has a capacity of 200 inmates. It is a shorter-term facility that typically houses inmates for up to three years. The Lee County Jail in Mississippi is located at 510 Commons Street, Tupelo, MS, 38804-4010. The phone number for the jail is 662-841-9040 and 662-841-9739. The jail can hold over 200 inmates at any point in time and is a shorter-term facility, typically housing inmates who are serving less than one year, are still awaiting trial, or who have been sentenced but are awaiting transfer to a different facility. The Lee County Jail allows inmates to make phone calls to their attorneys and family, and all calls are restricted to 14 minutes. The Lee County Detention Center in Mississippi allows visitors to see inmates on specified days and hours. Visitors can see inmates from Tuesdays through Sundays between 8 am to 7 pm. The visitation schedule is as follows: Monday: Pods A & B, Tuesday: Pods C & D, Wednesday: Pods E & F, and Male Holding, Thursday: Pod G & Female Holding, Saturday: Trustees only 8:00AM – 12 Noon, Sunday: Lee County Work Center (call 662-680-6064 for an appointment). The Lee County Detention Center is a county jail located in Tupelo, Mississippi, that can hold up to 200 inmates. It is operated by the Lee County County Sheriff's Office. The jail has an inmate lookup tool that displays information about inmates in custody. The jail also has a jail ministry program to assist inmates with spiritual needs. Visitors can visit inmates on specified days and hours. The Lee County Detention Center allows inmates to receive money from their families, friends, and loved ones. There is no clear information on what makes Lee County Jail in Mississippi unique. However, it is a county jail that can hold approximately 200 prisoners. The jail offers many services to the prisoners who are housed there, including access to a library, educational classes, alcohol/drug dependency classes, and a courtyard for recreational time. The jail is operated by the Lee County Sheriff's Office and has a jail superintendent assisted by ten correctional deputies and four sergeants. The jail also has an inmate lookup tool that displays all the information concerning the inmates in custody.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 662-841-9040.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Lee County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Lee County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Lee County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Lee County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Lee County and other Mississippi and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Lee County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Lee County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Lee County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Lee County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Lee County Jail is conducted by City Tele Coin video.

You can visit your inmate at the jail, or from your own device or computer at home.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office provides a video kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office free of charge.

Visitation is limited to 10 minutes per visitor per day. Visitors must call ahead and follow ALL visitation guidelines.

If not coming to the Sheriff's Office, you may visit with an inmate using City Tele Coin fom home.

Video visitations are monitored and visitors MUST follow visitor guidelines. Visitors that are found to violate these guidelines, will have their visitation privileges suspended.



All Video Visitation services are provided by City Tele Coin.

To register for a direct pay account visit www.CityTeleCoin.com.

After your account has been created you can download the City Tele Coin app from iTunes or Google Play.

To video chat and send emails using the app or the City Tele Coin website, select Lee County Jail to set up a remote account for the inmate.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-841-9040 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Lee County Jail?

Lee County Jail Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Lee County Jail is conducted by City Tele Coin video.

You can visit your inmate at the jail, or from your own device or computer at home.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office provides a video kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office free of charge.

Visitation is limited to 10 minutes per visitor per day. Visitors must call ahead and follow ALL visitation guidelines.

If not coming to the Sheriff's Office, you may visit with an inmate using City Tele Coin fom home.

Video visitations are monitored and visitors MUST follow visitor guidelines. Visitors that are found to violate these guidelines, will have their visitation privileges suspended.



All Video Visitation services are provided by City Tele Coin.

To register for a direct pay account visit www.CityTeleCoin.com.

After your account has been created you can download the City Tele Coin app from iTunes or Google Play.

To video chat and send emails using the app or the City Tele Coin website, select Lee County Jail to set up a remote account for the inmate.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-841-9040 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Lee County Jail?

There are three choices for putting money on an inmate's books:

Choice 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail

Bring money to the jail in person. 

Jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment.

Lee County Jail has a Tiger Kiosk in the Lobby that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

If you can't get your questions answered online call the Lee County Jail at 662-841-9040.

Choice 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online

Lee County Jail and others often use a private company to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.

Go to the online site for depositing funds. You will need to register an account, which is free to do and use a debit/credit card for the deposits.

Choice 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail

Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.

Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.

Call Lee County Jail at 662-841-9040 to confirm the address to send the money order to and how they want it made out.

Failure to do this properly will delay your inmate getting his account credited and may require you to have to resubmit a second money order.

Call 662-841-9040 to ask facility personnel who to make the money order out to, and where to send it.

How to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Lee County Jail

To purchase commissary for an inmate in Lee County follow these instructions:

  • Go to Tiger Services Online.
  • Choose Mississippi.
  • Select Lee County Jail.
  • Click on 'Order Commissary'.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Enter your billing information.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for Lee County Jail to complete your transaction.

For more detailed information on Ordering Commissary, Depositing Money, Setting up Phone & Visitation Accounts; costs, fees, restrictions, rules and more with Tiger Commissary Services, check out our Commissary Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-841-9040 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Lee County Jail?

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in Lee County

To register and sign up for a phone account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Lee County Jail inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with City Tele Coin.
  • City Tele Coin Phone Services include Prepaid Accounts and Calling Cards for your inmate in Lee County Jail to call you and others.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages with your inmate.
  • This is a fee based service, but regular calls are capped at $0.21 per minute and collect calls capped at $0.25 per minute.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Lee County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All phone conversations and messages are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-841-9040 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Lee County Jail, and what can I send them?

Postcards

The Lee County Jail allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.

Envelopes

The Lee County Jail may also allow regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates as well, however more and more jails are no longer allowing envelopes due to concern about paper being dipped into liquefied drugs like methamphetamines and cocaine and then mailed into secure facilities.

To confirm that the Lee County Jail still allows letters in envelopes call 662-841-9040 or view the Inmate Mail Instructions by going here.

Newspapers

Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.

Magazines

News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books

Most jails allow books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address above.

Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Lee County Jail standards will be disposed of.

Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.

To confirm that the Lee County Jail continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 662-841-9040.

Care packages

Care packages are pre-chosen items packaged together and sent to the inmate from Tiger Commissary, a third-party vendor. They can include clothing, snacks and seasonal items.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-841-9040 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Lee County Jail, and what can I purchase?

The Lee County Jail contracts with Tiger Commissary. 

If you want to purchase Commissary for your inmate online click on the image below and follow the instructions.

Tiger Commissary Frequently Asked Questions.

Tiger Commissary Online Support.

How to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Lee County Jail

To purchase commissary for an inmate in Lee County follow these instructions:

  • Go to Tiger Services Online.
  • Choose Mississippi.
  • Select Lee County Jail.
  • Click on 'Order Commissary'.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Enter your billing information.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for Lee County Jail to complete your transaction.

For more detailed information on Ordering Commissary, Depositing Money, Setting up Phone & Visitation Accounts; costs, fees, restrictions, rules and more with Tiger Commissary Services, check out our Commissary Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-841-9040 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Lee County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Lee County Jail contracts with City Telecoin for phone and remote video visitation, and has added secure messaging, a form of delayed email.


City Telecoin also has a secure messaging service that allows you and your inmate to send and receive messages electronically (after being read by the jail).

How to Have Remote Video Visits and Email Communication with an Inmate in Lee County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Lee County Jail inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with City Tele Coin.
  • City Tele Coin has excellent quality video visits between your home device and a video terminal in the inmate's housing area.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages and use them to make and receive phone calls with your Lee County inmate.
  • This is a fee based service.
  • For more information, you can call City Telecoin from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM CST by dialing 318-746-1114, or email them: [email protected].
  • Visit Inmate 'at the jail' information.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding visiting with an inmate (both at the jail and remotely) in Lee County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All video visits are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some video visits providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-841-9040 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Lee County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lee County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-841-9040 for further assistance.

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