Wayne County Jail & Detention

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Wayne County Jail & Detention Information

The Wayne County Jail & Detention is a 124 bed jail in the city of Waynesboro, Wayne County, Mississippi.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 601-735-3801, 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.

Phone: 601-735-3801

Physical Address:
Jail & Sheriff: 613 Court St.
Police: 714 Wayne St.
Waynesboro, MS 39367

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Wayne County Jail & Detention
613 Court St.
Waynesboro, MS 39367

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How Do You Find Someone in the Wayne County Jail & Detention?

To search for an inmate in the Wayne County Jail & Detention, 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 601-735-3801 for the information you are looking for.

Wayne County Jail & Detention 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 Wayne County Jail & Detention, 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 601-735-3801 for further assistance.

The Wayne County Jail & Detention maintains an average of 124 offenders in custody on any given day. The Wayne County Jail & Detention 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 Wayne County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 2,960 offenders.

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About the Wayne County Jail & Detention
The Wayne County Jail & Detention facility in Waynesboro, Wayne County, Mississippi has a capacity of 118 inmates. The Wayne County Jail & Detention is located at 613 Court Street, Waynesboro, Mississippi, 39367. The phone number for the facility is 601-735-3801. The Wayne County Jail & Detention in Waynesboro, Mississippi allows one to two visits of 30 minutes each at the facility, and potentially no limit on the number of visits when scheduling is done in advance. Visiting hours are between 7:30 AM and 9:00 PM every day of the week. Visitors must sign in at least 15 minutes before the scheduled visitation time. Visits must be scheduled in advance between 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday. Inmates do not have access to the internet or electronic messaging systems, so visitors must send written letters to communicate with them. The Wayne County Jail & Detention in Mississippi is managed and operated by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department. The facility holds inmates who are awaiting trial or sentencing, and most are held for less than a year. Inmate information, including mugshots and booking details, can be found on various websites. Policies for sending mail and packages to inmates can be found on the jail's website. It is unclear from the search results whether there are any specific issues or conditions at the jail that are of concern. Wayne County Jail & Detention is a correctional facility located in Waynesboro, Mississippi. It is one of the largest jails in the state and is operated by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The facility houses inmates who are awaiting trial or serving sentences for various crimes. Inmates can receive mail and packages, but there are specific policies and procedures that must be followed. To obtain information about an inmate currently incarcerated in Wayne County Jail & Detention, it is best to contact the facility directly.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Wayne County Jail & Detention, call the jail’s booking line at 601-735-3801.

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.

Wayne County Jail & Detention Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Wayne County Jail & Detention?

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 Wayne 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 Wayne County Jail & Detention 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 Wayne County Jail & Detention 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 Wayne County Jail & Detention
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Wayne County Jail & Detention? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wayne County Jail & Detention’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-735-3801 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 Wayne County Jail & Detention?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wayne County Jail & Detention’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-735-3801 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Wayne County Jail & Detention?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wayne County Jail & Detention’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-735-3801 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Wayne County Jail & Detention?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Wayne County Jail & Detention

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Wayne 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 Wayne 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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wayne County Jail & Detention’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-735-3801 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wayne County Jail & Detention’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-735-3801 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wayne County Jail & Detention’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-735-3801 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wayne County Jail & Detention’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-735-3801 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Wayne County Jail & Detention have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wayne County Jail & Detention’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-735-3801 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Wayne County

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

Wayne County County Jails
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Other Jails Nearby

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

Wayne Washington Choctaw Clarke Jasper Jones Greene Perry
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