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Mississippi State Penitentiary Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: October 22, 2022
Mississippi State Penitentiary
PO Box 1057 - Highway 49 West, Parchman, MS, 38738

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The Mississippi State Penitentiary can be found in Parchman, Mississippi.

The Mississippi State Penitentiary is a medium-security facility. The Mississippi State Penitentiary is home to over 4648 inmates. The Mississippi State Penitentiary only houses male inmates. These male inmates all have been charged and convicted of a felony crime.

All inmates in the Mississippi State Penitentiary living quarters are either going to be triple or double bunk beds in an open dormitory setting that expands from multiple buildings.

The Mississippi State Penitentiary will give select inmates a chance to be a part of the work crew team. The work crew team will provide general labor to many of the county’s agencies. These inmates will work under the direct supervision of the department of transportation, farmers market, fire station doing various tasks.

The Mississippi State Penitentiary also will offer their inmates counseling, educational programs, re-entry programs, substance abuse programs, and sex offender rehabilitation.

Mississippi State Penitentiary — General Information

Mississippi State Penitentiary, State Prison.
Adult, Capacity 4648 persons.
PO Box 1057 - Highway 49 West, Parchman, MS, 38738

With technology doing a quick inmate search is simple. You will need to head on over to the Mississippi Department of Corrections website, where you can find the inmate locator. You will be able to search for the inmate by their full name, gender, race, age, and institution.

You should select the Mississippi State Penitentiary institution, so you do not get every other institution that the Mississippi Department of Corrections also owns and operates in the database as well.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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When you are not waiting for an inmate to call you, you are more than welcome to send a letter to an inmate. These letters will be checked by a Mississippi State Penitentiary worker for contraband before given to the inmate it is addressed to.

Make sure when you are sending the letter out that you have it address to the inmate along with their ID number.

Sending Money

The Mississippi State Penitentiary made it super simple for you to send/deposit money into an inmate's account.

You do not even have to leave your own home for some of these options.

The first option is you can use JPay. JPay is an online service where you can quickly deposit money into an inmate’s account. This option will incur a fee though.

You can also utilize MoneyGram as well to deposit money into an inmate’s account.

But, if you do not want to pay fees to send money, you can send a money order with the inmates information on it to the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

Phone calls

When an inmate is in the Mississippi State Penitentiary, you will need to wait for them to call you hear their voice. You will NOT be permitted to call them while they are in the facility.

You will NOT be permitted to use any of your phone call features such as call forwarding, call waiting, and three-way calling. If you do use these features, your call can and will be disconnected as the Mississippi State Penitentiary staff listens in on ALL phone calls.


Visiting in the Mississippi State Penitentiary is held on Saturdays, Sundays, along with federal holidays between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm.

When visiting you will need to bring your driver’s license to be allowed to go into the visitation area.

Visiting Hours

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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