Mississippi Jail Records

The purpose of this project is to provide transparency regarding the identity of those incarcerated in Mississippi’s county jails, the length of their incarceration, and the reasons for their detention. While it is clear that long-term incarceration prior to indictment and trial is a problem throughout Mississippi, no effort has been made as part of this project to identify the cause of the delay in any particular case. The reasons for backlog in Mississippi’s criminal justice system are many and varied, and they are not the same in each Mississippi county.

Users of this database must take into consideration the following: