Sebastian County Adult Detention Center – Fort Smith, AR

Sebastian County Adult Detention Center is located in Sebastian County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Sebastian County Adult Detention Center? This site gives you about everything you might want to know about Sebastian County Adult Detention Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Sebastian County Adult Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sebastian County Adult Detention Center
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 479-783-1051
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Sebastian County Adult Detention Center you will need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information for anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is in a different jail you should look here: Arkansas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in their legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, 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

Once you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Can you share any tips that might help others make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Sebastian County Adult Detention Center are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 479-783-1051

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and examined by staff, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Sebastian County Adult Detention Center is:

Sebastian County Adult Detention Center
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sebastian County Adult Detention Center
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901


The Sebastian County Adult Detention Center mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you check the the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Sebastian County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Arkansas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You can access court records with the Sebastian County website, or at the Sebastian County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are kept at Sebastian County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. 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 judge that presides over your case in court. They do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, 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 given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Sebastian County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Sebastian County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records online, or at the Sebastian County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Sebastian County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not see if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Sebastian County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Sebastian County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Sebastian County Adult Detention Center is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Sebastian County Adult 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 Sebastian County Adult 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Sebastian County Adult Detention Center changes, so visit the official Sebastian County Adult Detention Center site before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Sebastian County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sebastian County Adult 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 Sebastian County Adult 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 Sebastian County Adult Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Sebastian County Adult Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Sebastian County Adult Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Link
    Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Mugshots
    Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Visitation
    Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search
    Sebastian County Warrant Inquiry
    Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Arrests
    Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Sebastian County Adult Detention Center Employment


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  1. Elizabeth M. says:

    ROGER P. call Liz.

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  2. cassie t. says:

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