Saline County Detention Center – Benton, AR

Saline County Detention Center is located in Saline County, Arkansas and is the correctional facility for the area. Do you know somebody in Saline County Detention Center? This page gives you information about anything one might want to know about Saline County Detention Center,like: Find out who’s in jail at Saline County Detention Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Saline County Detention Center
735 South Neely St
Benton, AR 72015

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 501-303-5747
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Saline County Detention Center you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Saline County Detention Center Inmate Locator has information on persons who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be at a different jail you should check our Arkansas county jail guide: Other Jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Saline County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Saline County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in their full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Saline County Detention Center website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Saline County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Saline County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us secrets that will help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Saline County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the jail site before go to the jail to 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 . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Saline County Detention Center phone number is: 501-303-5747

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Saline County Detention Center:

Saline County Detention Center
735 South Neely St
Benton, AR 72015

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Saline County Detention Center
735 South Neely St
Benton, AR 72015


The mail policy at Saline County Detention Center changes frequently, so be sure to review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the court system in Saline County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Arkansas.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions in the case. You can access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, 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 Saline County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but keep in mind that you can’t see the exact address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Saline County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Saline County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Saline County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Saline County Detention Center, 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 Saline County Detention Center 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates changes, so it would be best to double check the site when send funds to someone in jail 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 Saline County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Saline County Detention Center, 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 Saline County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 at Saline County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell your story about Saline County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Saline County Detention Center Link
    Saline County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Saline County Detention Center Mugshots
    Saline County Detention Center Bail Link

    Saline County Detention Center Visitation
    Saline County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Saline County Detention Center
    Saline County Warrant Inquiry
    Saline County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Saline County Detention Center
    Saline County Detention Center Jobs


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