Chicot County Jail – Lake Village, AR

Chicot County Jail is located in Chicot County, Arkansas and is the primary jail for the region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Chicot County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Chicot County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Chicot County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chicot County Jail
513 Main Street
Lake Village, AR 71653

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-265-8020
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

To look up who is in jail at Chicot County Jail you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Chicot County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Arkansas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Chicot County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Chicot County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to 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.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.

Usually, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Chicot County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Chicot County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Chicot County Jail

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that could help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will be released. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you visit the official Chicot County Jail 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 870-265-8020

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Chicot County Jail:

Chicot County Jail
513 Main Street
Lake Village, AR 71653

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chicot County Jail
513 Main Street
Lake Village, AR 71653


The Chicot County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Arkansas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Arkansas.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Chicot County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your case are kept and available to you at the Chicot County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Chicot County court website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Chicot County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Chicot County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not discover if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chicot County,the Chicot County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Chicot County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Chicot County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work 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 Chicot 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 Chicot 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 inmates changes, so be sure to visit the site when 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Chicot County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chicot 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 Chicot 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 an inmate at Chicot County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? 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

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Chicot County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Chicot County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Chicot County Jail
    Chicot County Warrant Inquiry
    Chicot County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Chicot County Jail
    Chicot County Jail Jobs


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