Visitation is on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:45 pm. Visitation times are assigned by cell blocks. The visitor’s name must be placed on a visitation list for that inmate and the visitor must provide a valid picture ID. No cell phones, no cameras and no purses are allowed when visiting an inmate. No children under the age of 12 will be allowed to visit. The visitation list may be changed by an inmate once a month.
Jail – Adult
Lieutenant Robert Little serves as Administrator over The Jones County Adult Detention Center and The Juvenile Detention Center. Both Detention Centers are located at 5178 Highway 11 North in Ellisville, Mississippi. All officers of the Detention Center are required to complete a minimum of 120 Hours of certified correctional officer training through a state certified instructor. The officers learn self defense tactics, and ASP baton techniques, which are above the required curriculum for completion of the course. All officers are CPR Certified, First Aid Certified, and OC Spray Certified.
An LPN is on staff from 8:00 am to 5:00 Monday – Friday. She is on call after hours and on weekends for all medical needs. In the event an inmate is on any medication, the medication, in its original bottle, must be brought in by the inmate or a family member. There will be no exceptions for medications which are out of date or out of the original bottle.
The Jones County Adult Detention Center houses both male and female inmates with misdemeanor or felony charges. The Detention Center houses for all of Jones County and any other agency, if space is available. Church services are available should an inmate choose to attend. Drug, alcohol, and anger management counselors are available to all inmates. The Detention Center uses working inmates to cook, clean, and maintain the yard work, detail the cars for the road deputies, work in the garden and work on the road crew picking up trash.
All incoming mail is given to inmates Monday– Friday and is inspected for contraband. All mail must have first and last name on the return address and a complete address. NO PACKAGES WILL BE ACCEPTED! Money orders are the only form of money accepted for inmates and can be brought to the front window or be mailed to the Detention Center to be placed on an inmate’s commissary account. The inmates may purchase items from an approved commissary list, such as underwear, socks, food items, etc. Personal hygiene items may be bought from the commissary but cannot be brought to an inmate. No personal items are accepted through the window. Family members may purchase minutes for an inmates’ pay phone, which is in their cell, by calling Securus at 1-800-844-6591. Prepaid $20.00 phone cards can also be purchased at the jail for the inmate.
The Jones County Adult Detention Center now has a full time transport deputy which transports prisoners to and from the doctor, court or to other agencies.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Office is located at 419 Yates Avenue in Laurel, Mississippi and today operates under the leadership of Alex Hodge, Sheriff. The Sheriff serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Jones County which spans 701 square miles with over 1,000 miles of rural roadways and a population of 68,641 people. The Sheriff is responsible for law enforcement response in Jones County and also operates the Jones County Adult Detention Facility and Jones County Juvenile Detention Facility.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Office employs sworn law enforcement deputies serving on five squads, corrections officers, civilian administrative staff and includes a squad of reserve deputies. The department began in 1871 under the leadership of Sheriff Samuel Trest who was also the county’s first Tax Collector. The Sheriff’s Office operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide professional, courteous and efficient law enforcement services to the citizens of and visitors to Jones County, Mississippi. Our motto is “The Jones County Sheriff’s Office – Where Teamwork Makes The Difference” and that team approach to providing law enforcement services is vital to the great success we have and continue to achieve.
Our desire is to make Jones County safe for those who call this wonderful county “home” and for those who visit while away from their own home. To that end, the men and women of the Jones County Sheriff’s Office have dedicated their lives to ensure that the rule of law is respected and those who violate the law are swiftly brought to justice.