Boone County Jail – Harrison, AR

Boone County Jail is in Boone County and is the correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Boone County Jail? This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Boone County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Boone County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Boone County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Boone County Jail
5800 Law Dr
Harrison, AR 72601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-429-1406
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Boone County Jail you should visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Boone County Jail Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our Arkansas county jail guide: Arkansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Boone County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Boone County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Boone County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Boone County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

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 bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Boone County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that might help others get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so review the official Boone County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 870-429-1406

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail administration, 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 an inmate at Boone County Jail:

Boone County Jail
5800 Law Dr
Harrison, AR 72601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Boone County Jail
5800 Law Dr
Harrison, AR 72601


The inmate mail policy at Boone County Jail changes, so double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in Boone County. The sooner you hire an attorney 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 Boone County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Arkansas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Arkansas.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Boone County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your case are kept at Boone County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as 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

The Boone County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can request to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you should query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can 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 court records on the Boone County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Boone County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you can’t see the exact address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Boone County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Boone County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Boone County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Boone County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Boone 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 Boone 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 funds to Boone County Jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you visit the site when 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 Boone County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Boone County Jail Website
    Boone County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Boone County Jail Mugshots
    Boone County Jail Bail Link

    Boone County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Boone County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Boone County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Boone County Warrant Lookup
    Boone County Jail Arrests
    Boone County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Boone County Jail


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