510 N. Commerce Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

For emergencies dial 911
Main: (662) 432-2600
Dispatch: (662) 432-2622
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


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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.


nurse cochran and green
Bretta Cochran, RN and Jamie Green, RN

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 nurses, Bretta Cochran, RN, Jamie Green, RN, and Jamie Burrell, CFNP to oversee inmate care.

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 662-432-2603 or Brother Danny Robbins at (662) 844-9637.


Facility & Vehicle Maintenance

These employees oversee 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.