Adult Detention Facility
Contact: Capt. Bryan Hall 662-841-9739
The Tupelo/Lee Co. Adult Jail can house approximately 200 prisoners. We hold prisoners for not only our department but for Tupelo and all other municipalities within our county. The jail, which was completed in 1997, offers many services to the prisoners who are housed here. The inmates have access to a library, educational classes, alcohol/drug dependency classes and a courtyard for recreational time.
Commissary & Property
This division orders and distributes all commissary orders from the inmates; opening, examining, logging and distributing all incoming and outgoing inmate mail; responsible for keeping up with and dispersing the profit from the sales of the commissary items. Here is where inmate supplies are ordered such as hygiene items, uniforms, and linens for the inmates, which are provided by our facility. (click on the link provided below for more information on Commissary guidelines)
This unit is comprised of physicians and nurses. The physician provides medical assistance, dispenses inmate medication and makes medical decisions regarding inmate care. This division serves both the adult jail and the juvenile detention facility. We are honored to have a successful partnership with the NMMC Residency Center provides physicians. Dr. David Brooks, Medical Director volunteers in our medical unit as well as an employed registered nurse, Judy Govatos, RN and Nat Collins, CFNP, to oversee inmate care.
The contract agency prepares menus, checks calorie counts, purchases food, cooks, serves and provides food for roughly 264,800 meals per year. Approximately 700 meals are prepared each day by the kitchen supervisor and 4 trustees. These trustees are trained in food preparation, handling foods, cleanliness, food temperature and cross contamination. During season, this division puts up vegetables and fruit. This division provides meals for the Adult Jail, Juvenile Detention Center and the Work Center. The Food Service Division gladly accepts all food donations for the inmate food program.