Baxter County Jail – Mountain Home, AR

Baxter County Jail is located in Baxter County and is the main jail for that region. Do you know someone in jail at Baxter County Jail? This site gives you info about everything you might want to know about Baxter County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Baxter County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Baxter County Jail
904 Hwy 62 W.
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-425-7000
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Baxter County Jail you need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Baxter County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find info on anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate the information faster if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you should check the other Arkansas county jails in our Arkansas County Jail Guide: Arkansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Baxter County Jail inmates can be found online, or you can go in person to the Baxter County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Baxter County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, 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 must call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person 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 just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On 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 these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer some questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any secrets that could help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get let go. It also depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, 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, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, 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, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 870-425-7000

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Baxter County Jail is:

Baxter County Jail
904 Hwy 62 W.
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Baxter County Jail
904 Hwy 62 W.
Mountain Home, AR 72653


The Baxter County Jail mail policy changes often, so you should check the the Baxter County Jail website before 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. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Baxter County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Arkansas State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Baxter County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents relating to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to have your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to visit the Baxter County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Baxter County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you will not get the precise address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Baxter County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Baxter County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Baxter County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Baxter County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to 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 Baxter 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 Baxter 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 rules for sending funds to people in jail changes, so you should visit the site before you send any money.

    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 Baxter County Jail

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

    • 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 an inmate in Baxter County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Baxter County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Baxter County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

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


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