Sharp County Detention Center – Ash Flat, AR

Sharp County Detention Center is located in St. Francis County and is the main jail for that region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Sharp County Detention Center? This guide will tell you about anything you might want to know about Sharp County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Sharp County Detention Center. How to view Sharp County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give info that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Sharp County Detention Center
30A Court Street
Ash Flat, AR 72513

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-994-7329
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Sharp County Detention Center you should go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Sharp County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on people who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information about anyone arrested and booked 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’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another jail you can look here: Arkansas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Sharp County Detention Center inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Sharp County Detention Center. When viewing online you need to enter the full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Sharp County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate in the Sharp County Detention Center can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day after work, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Sharp County Detention Center. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Sharp County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and let them know that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should double-check the official Sharp County Detention Center jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Sharp County Detention Center phone number is: 870-994-7329

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Sharp County Detention Center, use this address:

Sharp County Detention Center
30A Court Street
Ash Flat, AR 72513

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sharp County Detention Center
30A Court Street
Ash Flat, AR 72513


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to review the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access court records with the St. Francis County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. They do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should query the St. Francis County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the St. Francis County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and 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 are able to see these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t discover if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the St. Francis County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In St. Francis County,the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    St. Francis County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the St. Francis County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Sharp 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 Sharp 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 money to inmates at Sharp County Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you check the 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sharp County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sharp 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 Sharp 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:

    • 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 incarcerated at Sharp County Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Sharp County Detention Center? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Sharp County Detention Center Website
    Sharp County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Sharp County Detention Center Mugshots
    Sharp County Detention Center Bail Link

    Sharp County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Sharp County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Sharp County Detention Center
    St. Francis County Warrant Lookup
    Sharp County Detention Center Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Sharp County Detention Center
    Jobs at Sharp County Detention Center


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