Pontotoc County Jail

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Pontotoc County Jail Information

The Pontotoc County Jail is a 115 bed jail in the city of Pontotoc, Pontotoc 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 662-489-3915, 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 Pontotoc County Jail at 662-489-3915 to get it.

Phone: 662-489-3915

Physical Address:
490 West Oxford St
PO Box 240
Pontotoc, MS 38863

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Pontotoc County Jail
PO Box 240
Pontotoc, MS 38863

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How Do You Find Someone in the Pontotoc County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Pontotoc 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 662-489-3915 for the information you are looking for.

Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 662-489-3915 for further assistance.

The Pontotoc County Jail maintains an average of 115 offenders in custody on any given day. The Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 2,660 offenders.

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About the Pontotoc County Jail
The capacity of the Pontotoc County Jail in Mississippi varies depending on the source. According to some websites, the jail has a capacity of 92 beds, while others state that it has a capacity of around 159 inmates. Another source describes the jail as a small facility that holds inmates serving short sentences of up to one year. It is unclear which source is the most up-to-date or accurate. The address and contact number for the Pontotoc County Jail in Mississippi are as follows: 18 South Liberty Street, Pontotoc, MS, 38863 and 662-489-3111. The Pontotoc County Jail in Mississippi allows one or two visits per week for each inmate, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length. Visitors must sign in at least 15 minutes before the scheduled visitation time. Visitation hours are from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm on weekdays and from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm on weekends. Inmates with special privileges may be allowed additional visits. To schedule a visit, you can call 662-489-3915 or check the jail's website for more information. The Pontotoc County Jail in Mississippi has an inmate roster that can be searched online. Due to COVID-19, in-person visits are currently not allowed, but video visitation is available. Inmates are allowed one to two visits per week, and visitors must sign in at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled visits. Visitors are subject to search once inside the facility, and there are restrictions on who can visit, such as former inmates, those on probation or parole, and current or former county employees. The jail reserves the right to deny entry to anyone for any reason. The search results provide information about the Pontotoc County Jail in Mississippi. It is a medium-security correctional facility that can hold up to 92 inmates. The jail is located in Pontotoc, Mississippi, and is under the direct supervision of the Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office. The facility provides medical, laundry, and kitchen services, and has a video courtroom for bond hearings, arraignments, and first appearances. The jail does not have an online jail docket, but you can find information about inmates, such as mugshots and charges, on various websites.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Pontotoc County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 662-489-3915.

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.

Pontotoc County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail
Inmate Visitation

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

Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-489-3915 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 Pontotoc County Jail?

Pontotoc County Jail Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-489-3915 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Pontotoc 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.

Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail at 662-489-3915.

Choice 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online

Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail at 662-489-3915 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 662-489-3915 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 Pontotoc County Jail

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

  • Go to Tiger Services Online.
  • Choose Mississippi.
  • Select Pontotoc County Jail.
  • Click on 'Order Commissary'.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Enter your billing information.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-489-3915 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

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

To register and sign up for a phone account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-489-3915 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pontotoc County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-489-3915 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

The Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail

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

  • Go to Tiger Services Online.
  • Choose Mississippi.
  • Select Pontotoc County Jail.
  • Click on 'Order Commissary'.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Enter your billing information.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-489-3915 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-489-3915 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 662-489-3915 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Pontotoc County

What are the other City and County Jails in Pontotoc County?

Pontotoc County County Jails
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Pontotoc County?

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Search for an Inmate in Pontotoc County

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