Oktibbeha County Jail COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Oktibbeha County Jail

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

Phone:

662-323-2421

New Visitation Policies in Oktibbeha County Jail Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Oktibbeha County Jail in Starksville, Mississippi, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 662-323-2421 for updates.

Video Visitation at Oktibbeha County Jail

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Oktibbeha County Jail, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 662-323-2421 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Oktibbeha County, the state of Mississippi and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Oktibbeha County Jail Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Oktibbeha County Jail is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

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.