Ashley County Jail – Hamburg, AR

Ashley County Jail is located in Ashley County and is the jail for this county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Ashley County Jail? This site tells you all about everything one might want to know about Ashley County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Ashley County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Ashley County Jail
842 Ashley 12 West
Hamburg, AR 71646

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (870) 853-2040
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Ashley County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Ashley County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also find info on anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be in another county jail you can check the other Arkansas county jails in our Arkansas County Jail Guide: Arkansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Ashley County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Ashley County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input their legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Ashley County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner at Ashley County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Ashley County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is 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 – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Ashley County

Have you ever had to find a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you check 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Ashley County Jail phone number is: (870) 853-2040

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Ashley County Jail
842 Ashley 12 West
Hamburg, AR 71646

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Ashley County Jail
842 Ashley 12 West
Hamburg, AR 71646


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the official Ashley County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is that you have the 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 have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Ashley County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the Ashley County website, or at the Ashley County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Ashley County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents relating to your case are held at Ashley County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include 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 will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Ashley County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. They do different tasks, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Ashley County jail website, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Ashley County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or 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 are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Ashley County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Ashley County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Ashley County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Ashley County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Ashley County Jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will 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 Ashley 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 Ashley County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to inmates can change, so we suggest that you double check the site before send money 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Ashley County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Ashley 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 Ashley County Jail

    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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions in Ashley County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Ashley County Jail Link
    Ashley County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Ashley County Jail Mugshots
    Ashley County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Ashley County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Ashley County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Ashley County Jail
    Ashley County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Ashley County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Ashley County Jail
    Ashley County Jail Employment


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