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Oktibbeha County Jail
111 Dr. Douglas L. Conner Drive
Starksville, MS 39759

662-323-2421

The Oktibbeha County Jail is the main jail in Oktibbeha County Mississippi. While the police in the cities and towns in Oktibbeha County can arrest and detain offenders, the Oktibbeha County Jail is the facility that is accredited by Mississippi to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Oktibbeha County Jail, located at:
111 Dr. Douglas L. Conner Drive
Starksville, MS 39759 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 662-323-2421.

The main reason that people call 662-323-2421 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Oktibbeha County Jail that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Oktibbeha County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Oktibbeha County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Oktibbeha County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Oktibbeha County Jail has approximately 2800 bookings, with a daily average of 140 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 35.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Oktibbeha County Jail is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Oktibbeha County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Mississippi Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Oktibbeha County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Mississippi Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Oktibbeha County Jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Oktibbeha County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Oktibbeha County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Mississippi, then select Oktibbeha County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Oktibbeha County Jail.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Oktibbeha County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Oktibbeha County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Mississippi, then select Oktibbeha County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Oktibbeha County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Oktibbeha County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Oktibbeha County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Oktibbeha County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Oktibbeha County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Oktibbeha County Jail

To send a text or email message to a Oktibbeha County inmate, do the following:

Oktibbeha County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Oktibbeha County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Oktibbeha County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Oktibbeha County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Oktibbeha County Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Oktibbeha County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Oktibbeha County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Oktibbeha County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Oktibbeha County Jail

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

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


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Oktibbeha County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Oktibbeha County Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Oktibbeha County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Oktibbeha County Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Oktibbeha County Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Oktibbeha County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Mississippi Oktibbeha 140


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

111 Dr. Douglas L. Conner Drive
Starksville, MS 39759


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

662-324-5680

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Oktibbeha County Jail
111 D.L. Conner Drive
Starksville, MS 39759


EMAIL

[email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Oktibbeha County Jail in Mississippi?
There are 140 inmates in the Oktibbeha County Jail in Mississippi. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Oktibbeha County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Oktibbeha County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Oktibbeha County Jail in Mississippi every year?
In 2021, a total of 2800 offenders were booked into the Oktibbeha County Jail in Mississippi. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Oktibbeha County Jail.

How many people work at the Oktibbeha County Jail in Mississippi?
The Oktibbeha County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 35. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Mississippi law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Oktibbeha County Jail in Mississippi have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Oktibbeha County Jail in Mississippi has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Oktibbeha County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Oktibbeha County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 662-323-2421 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Mississippi prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Oktibbeha County Jail in Mississippi?
The Oktibbeha County Jail address and phone number is: 111 Dr. Douglas L. Conner Drive
Starksville, MS 39759. Their phone number is 662-323-2421. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Oktibbeha County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Oktibbeha County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Oktibbeha County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Oktibbeha County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Oktibbeha County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Oktibbeha County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Oktibbeha County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Oktibbeha County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Oktibbeha County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Oktibbeha County Jail?
Call 662-323-2421 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Oktibbeha County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Oktibbeha County Jail.

This facility, known as "Oktibbeha County Jail" is also known as Oktibbeha County Jail, Mississippi, Oktibbeha.