Randolph County Jail – Pocahontas, AR

Randolph County Jail is located in Randolph County, Arkansas and is the primary jail for the area. Looking for someone locked up at Randolph County Jail? This site tells you information about anything you might need to know about Randolph County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Randolph County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Randolph County Jail
1510 Pace Road
Pocahontas, AR 72455

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-892-8888
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who is in jail at Randolph County Jail you should go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Randolph County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find information for anyone processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you can look here: Arkansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Randolph County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Randolph County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate at Randolph County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail every day after work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Randolph County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Randolph County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. It also can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge must figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so visit the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 870-892-8888

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by staff, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Randolph County Jail is:

Randolph County Jail
1510 Pace Road
Pocahontas, AR 72455

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Randolph County Jail
1510 Pace Road
Pocahontas, AR 72455


The Randolph County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the Arkansas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Randolph County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Randolph County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the Randolph County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Randolph County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Randolph County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Randolph County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Randolph County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Randolph County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Randolph County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Randolph County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Randolph County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Randolph County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Randolph County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to inmates at Randolph County Jail can change, so you should check the official website when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Randolph County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Randolph County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Randolph County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Randolph County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions in Randolph County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Randolph County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Randolph County Jail Website
    Randolph County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Randolph County Jail Mugshots
    Randolph County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Randolph County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Randolph County Jail Mail Policy
    Randolph County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Randolph County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Randolph County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Randolph County Jail
    Randolph County Jail Jobs


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