Woodruff County Jail – Augusta, AR

Woodruff County Jail is in Woodruff County and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Do you know somebody locked up at Woodruff County Jail? This page tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Woodruff County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Woodruff County Jail. How to view Woodruff County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Woodruff County Jail intake procedures. Woodruff County court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Woodruff County Jail
500 North 3Rd Street
Augusta, AR 72006

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (870) 347-5152
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at Woodruff County Jail you will have to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Woodruff County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another county jail you will want to check the other Arkansas county jails in our Arkansas County Jail Guide: Arkansas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Woodruff County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Woodruff County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Woodruff County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up 10% of the amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Woodruff County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Woodruff County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get 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 takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Woodruff County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official Woodruff County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (870) 347-5152

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Woodruff County Jail:

Woodruff County Jail
500 North 3Rd Street
Augusta, AR 72006

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Woodruff County Jail
500 North 3Rd Street
Augusta, AR 72006


The mail policy changes, so you should check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the court system in Woodruff County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney in Woodruff County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Woodruff County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your court case are kept at Woodruff County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. They do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Woodruff County court website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. 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 name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information online, but remember that you can’t see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block 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 documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not learn if that person has had any:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the Woodruff County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Woodruff County,the Woodruff County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Woodruff County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Woodruff County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Woodruff 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 Woodruff 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 process for sending money to someone in jail might change, so we suggest that you double check the official website 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Woodruff County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Woodruff County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Woodruff County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Woodruff County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Woodruff County Warrant Lookup
    Woodruff County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Woodruff County Jail
    Jobs at Woodruff County Jail


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  1. matrin says:

    was arrested on a Saturday night around midnight, stayed until Monday morning when they took me before the judge, when they took me to jail, I had to remove my clothes, put on jail clothes, no sock, gave one small blanket, put in a holding cell, stayed in it until Monday A.M, it was so cold in that room, shower & where you pee was right by the door, everyone could look right in slot and see me pee or taking a cold cold shower, no hot water, YES they gave you 3 meals a day, some kind nasty stuff morning, sandwich at noon, little better at supper, only time you got drink was at meal time, you got a cup you had to hold out side of the slot, cup was filled but time you turned it side ways to get back into the slot to drink, half it poured out, first time ever been in jail, I saw no one rest of night Saturday, all day sunday and sunday night, only inmates when they gave the meals. i wanted more to drink, but they did not give me more water, I was so cold I wrapped up as best I could with the little blanket they let me have, it was not right the way they did while I was in jail, i could of killed my self in that holding cell and they would not have known any thing until Monday morning if the inmates didn’t tell when bringing meals around. I got to make one call to my mom when they booked me. just not right,

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