Claiborne County Jail Inmate Search

October 2021

Claiborne County Jail is a minimum security jail which falls under jurisdiction of Claiborne, MS. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs in Claiborne County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, until they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmates on temporary hold, typically serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Claiborne County Jail are convicted for misdemeanor offenses like driving under the influence, fighting/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 meals daily, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Location

410 Market Street #203 PO Box 427
Port Gibson, Mississippi 39150

Phone Number

Facility Type

County Jail

Fax Number

601-437-3824

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How do I find out if someone is currently detained at Claiborne County Jail?

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Claiborne County Jail?

Q. What are the visitation rules of Claiborne County Jail?

Claiborne County Jail Visitation Hours

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Map & Directions for Claiborne County Jail

More Information

Located in the picturesque, historical city of Port Gibson, the Claiborne County Jail serves as housing for inmates in the Port Gibson court and Claiborne County courts. It also serves the courts of other cities in the county and surrounding areas. Port Gibson is one of oldest municipalities in the state of Mississippi. The town was first laid out in 1802, when the area was a dense forest. The first courthouse and jailhouse were completed in 1804 on a 2-acre plot of land purchased from Samuel Gibson, for whom the town was named. The town was incorporated in 1811, with the town’s first Sheriff, A. Barnes, taking office in 1818. The current court house stands on the original public square that was laid out from the early beginnings of the town.

The current facility is a medium security adult prison located near the heart of historical Port Gibson. Port Gibson is the county seat of Claiborne County. The current building was constructed in 1845 and underwent an expansion in 1903 by M.T. Lewman & Co. Andrew J. Bryan was the architect of the 1903 renovation, and also the architect for the Simpson County Courthouse and others in the area. Other renovations took place in 1951 and 1973, as indicated by plaques on the outside of the building.

Remarkably, the building survived two major battles of the Civil War and is one of five courthouses from this era that are still in use in Mississippi. Much of the building retains the character of its pre-Civil War construction, with marble lined hallways and a regal clock tower that keeps watch on top of the building. It features a majestic copper roof characteristic of the Greek-Revival style. Though it has undergone renovations and updates, it retains much of its original character. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic places. It has been in continual use since its construction.

The current facility houses inmates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense and who are serving a term of less than one year. It also houses those who were recently arrested and are currently awaiting trial or waiting to be transferred to a federal prison on a felony conviction.