Mississippi Jail Records

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The information contained in this database is a compilation of “jail lists” produced by Mississippi sheriffs pursuant to Rule 8.5(c) of the Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure. One week prior to each criminal term in Mississippi trial courts, sheriffs are required to provide the local senior circuit judge and the circuit clerk with a list of all persons housed in the county jail, the dates on which they were arrested, and the charges upon which they are being held. As the copies of those lists reveal, some sheriffs provide additional information such as the amount of bail imposed by the court. Circuit clerks are required to maintain the lists, and the senior circuit judge, or such other judge as the senior circuit judge designates, is required to review the conditions of release for every felony defendant who is eligible for bail and has been in jail for more than ninety (90) days.