The Sheriff is in direct control of the maintenance and operation of the County Jail, which has approximately 92 daily occupants. This facility houses maximum, minimum and juvenile inmates.
The Following services are provided as a public service: Help motorists, check on shut-in and elderly when called upon, transport citizens with special needs, escorts, work traffic and maintain order for community activities. Implement workshops for drug and alcohol awareness and organizes, conducts and assists other agencies in drug eradication. But the most important duty of the Sheriff's Department is to PROTECT AND SERVE the citizens of Mississippi County.
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Mississippi County Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 870-658-2242 to ask for special consideration.