Wayne County Mississippi Inmate Jail Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
(2246)Wayne County Inmate & Jail Records Offices
Wayne County Adult Detention Facility613 Court StreetWaynesboroMS39367601-735-3801
Wayne County Inmate & Jail Records Offices
Wayne County Sheriffs Department / Wayne County Adult Detention Center613 Court StreetWaynesboroMS39367601-735-3801
Wayne County Inmate & Jail Records Databases
Wayne County Jail Records
Jail Population Held for State Prison59
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison
Jail Population Held for State Jail5
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail5
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies1
Jail Population Held for ICE
Pretrial Jail Population27
Female Pretrial Jail Population1
Male Pretrial Jail Population33
Total Jail Admissions224
Total Jail Population76
Female Jail Population18
Male Jail Population58
Asian Jail Population
Black Jail Population49
Latino Jail Population
Native Jail Population
White Jail Population27
Total Prison Population121
Female Prison Population7
Male Prison Population114
Total Prison Admissions28
Female Prison Admissions
Male Prison Admissions
Asian Prison Admissions
Black Prison Admissions12
Latino Prison Admissions
Native Prison Admissions
White Prison Admissions15
Other Prison Admissions1
Asian Prison Population
Black Prison Population81
Latino Prison Population
Native Prison Population
White Prison Population40
Other Prison Population

Jail Records – How To Lookup Criminal Background Information Online

It’s very easy to find out the public records for any individual in Wayne County, but there are several things you need to know before starting your search. If you have a computer, you can begin your search online. There are several companies that offer online access to public records of all kinds. You can look up anything from birth records to marriage licenses to criminal convictions.

If you do an online search, the information you’ll be provided with is only part of the picture. To really get a comprehensive background check, you should call the various county departments where the records are maintained. Many counties maintain multiple records, including arrest warrants, and other types of non-public information. In many cases, criminal history information cannot be obtained without a formal request.

Sometimes, the best way to find out someones entire criminal history is to see what they were charged with. Most counties have a department of corrections which keeps record of all criminal activity inside the state. This may not be the most current information, but it will give you an idea of the offenses. If the person you’re checking out has a prior criminal record, this may come up.

Another option for criminal background information is to visit your local courthouse. Some courthouses keep official records on file for the entire local jurisdiction. Other courts may retain information separately. Regardless of the type of courthouse you visit, the process is exactly the same. You’ll have to present proof of identification, proof of residency, a reason why you want the information and a valid reason for the search (usually around 30 minutes is usually sufficient).

Once you have the information you need, it is very important to know what it means. Searching jail records doesn’t mean you can simply Google the person and have some big reveal. You may get some general information, but that may not tell you much more than where they were convicted. The conviction may not be of that particular crime. Sometimes the person’s record may show multiple infractions, which may make it look like they committed multiple crimes at once. If you have a reliable source for this type of information, this shouldn’t be a problem, but if you don’t, it’s always best to verify before using any of the information found online.

In some cases, such as child abuse or violent offenses, there may be a statute of limitations for searching. In other cases, this isn’t an issue. However, it’s definitely something to consider when doing a background search. The fact is, you really don’t know what you’re getting until you read the fine print, so it pays to exercise caution. Jail records are an excellent way to check out someone’s past, but use them with caution.