510 N. Commerce Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

For emergencies dial 911
Main: (662) 841-9040
Dispatch: (662) 680-5766
Fax: (662) 841-9044

Adult Detention Facility

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.

Lee County Jail

510 N. Commerce Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

Contact Captain Ronnie Partlow
(662) 841-9739

Captain Ronnie Partlow - Jail Administrator

Jail Administrator Ronnie Partlow

Captain Ronnie Partlow, jail administrator oversees the daily operations of the Lee County Detention Center. Many of his duties include but are not limited to management of personnel, facilities, programs, and security.

Captain Partlow, a native of Mississippi, has worked with the Lee County Sheriff's Office since 2004. His work as jail administrator has helped improve the Lee County Detention Center for staff as well as inmates housed in the facility.

Medical Unit

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 Jamie Burrell, CFNP, to oversee inmate care.

Dr. David Brooks, Medical Director
Judy Govatos, RN & Sheriff Johnson

Jail Ministry

The inmate Jail Ministry is constructed to assist inmates with spiritual needs. It is made up of laypersons who meet strict requirements. They must go through a training program that equips them with the rules and regulations of the jail and also covers basic security needs. This is a very important program for our detention center. For more information on this service contact Capt. Ronnie Partlow at 662-841-9739.

Food Service

The contracting 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.

Facility & Vehicle Maintenance

This division oversees the day to day operations of the facilities at the adult and juvenile detention facilities and the work center. We also employ our own mechanic who oversees, maintains, troubleshoots, and does most of the work on our fleet in-house.