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Q. I pressed charges against someone. Why hasn't there been an arrest?

  A. If after reviewing a statement of facts, a judge grants a warrant, we will verify the warrant(s) is on file. After that, we will attempt to locate and make the arrest. If you have additional information or changes contact (601)-482-9804).

Q. How do I find out if I have a warrant?

  A. Unfortunately, that information is not available by phone. You can approach any law enforcement officer and ask that question, and he/she will help you.

Q. Where do I pay my ticket?

  A. Lauderdale County Justice Court, 1st Floor of the Lauderdale County Courthouse.(601) 482-9879.

Q. How do I get my wreck report?

  A. You can call (601)-482-9806) and check to see if it is completed and approved and pick it up M-F from 8a-4p at the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Administration Offices at 606 22nd Avenue South.

Q. Are there charges for reports, fingerprints or background checks?

  A. Yes. $10 Cash/Check/Debit/Credit

  B. Fingerprint days/times are: Tuesday(s) from 12-2 and Thursday(s) from 3-5. Arrival times should be no later than 1:45/Tues. and 4:45/Thurs. Please call  (601)-482-9806) with questions.

Q. How much is the fee for Civil Process?

  A. $45. If there is more than one document to serve at the same residence, the fee is an additional $5 for each.

Q. What form of payment do you take?

  A. Cash, Check, Debit or Credit Card

Q. Where is the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations?

  A. 606 22nd Avenue South

Q. Are your employees available for speaking engagements?

  A. Yes. Please contact the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Administration Office at (601)482-9806.

Q. How do I place a Restraining Order on someone?

  A. Contact Lauderdale County Justice Court at (601)482-9879.

Q. How can I find out bond information on an inmate?

  A. Call (601)482-9801.

Q. How can I find out if someone is in jail?

  A. Call (601)482-9801

Q. How do I visit or message an inmate?

Visitation and Inmate Messaging is provided by Vendengine.

Visit their website at, or use the CorrectPay App to register. The service has several options to fund an inmate's Tech Acct. An inmate VendEngine Tech Account is for visitation and messaging only. On-site visitation is no-charge, and must be selected when scheduling.

      Inmate Messaging


             >Follow the prompts to locate inmate

             >Send your message

             >Messages sent to the inmate are free. If an inmate                       responds or initiates a message, they are charged.

Inmates can also utilize, "Video Chat" which is initiated by the      inmate to the visitor through

Q. How can I put money on an inmate's books?

  A. Deposits into an inmate's account for commissary are at the kiosk locations in the detention facility lobby. You can also add money to an inmates account by visiting

We only accept Money Orders through the U.S. Postal Service.

Q. How can I call an inmate or purchase talk minutes for an inmate?

Our inmate telephone system is managed by Ally Telecom Group. To set up an account for your phone, visit or call 1-800-943-2189. Funds added to an account are for phone calls only. All calls made are collect calls unless you purchase phone time through the commissary. Inmates or their family and friends may purchase phone time by visiting or calling 1-800-943-2189 to set up and fund a prepaid account.

Q. How does an inmate order Commissary?

Commissary is provided by Kimble's Commissary. You can visit their website at, or the LCDF lobby kiosk to fund an inmate's commissary account. Inmates also have the option to purchase phone time with funds deposited into their commissary account(s).

Friends/Family can order/purchase inmate care packages from Kimble's Commissary at

Q. How can I write to an inmate?

  A. Inmates may only receive mail sent through the U.S Postal Service. Letters must have the sender's full name and complete return address. No stamps, photos, or currency allowed.

Send Inmate Mail to:

Lauderdale County Adult Detention

(Inmate's Name)

2001 5th Street

Meridian, MS  39301

Q. Can an inmate receive books?

  A. All books must be mailed to the inmate from a bookstore. Once books are received they become the property of the LCDF. Disallowed books may be released back to a named individual in a Property Release Form signed by the inmate.

Q. When are clergy allowed to visit inmates?

Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m and 1-2:30 p.m.
Clergy must complete an initial process of approval prior visitation. Mail inmate correspondence to the following address:

Lauderdale County Detention Facility
Inmate's Full Name
2001 5th Street
Meridian, MS  39301

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