Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility – Magnolia, AR

Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility is in Columbia County and is the primary jail for the region. Know somebody incarcerated at Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility? This site will tell you all about anything one might want to know about Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility
P.O. Box 576
Magnolia, AR 71754

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-234-5331
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility you should go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Inmate Locator has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also get information about anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information quicker if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another county jail you can check our guide to other Arkansas jails: Arkansas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can see them at the Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the area.

Usually, prisoners at Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Columbia County

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street 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 booked into jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the official Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility jail site before you go.

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 costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear 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 cut back or forbidden.

The Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility phone number is: 870-234-5331

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility:

Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility
P.O. Box 576
Magnolia, AR 71754

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility
P.O. Box 576
Magnolia, AR 71754


The Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Columbia County

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 is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Columbia County court records are public records. Court records include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay 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

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you should access the Columbia County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Columbia County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as 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 convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to see the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Columbia County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Columbia County,the Columbia County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Columbia County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get 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 Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility, 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 Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so you should review the the Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility website 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 Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility, 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 Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility

    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 at Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Website
    Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Inmate Search Link
    View Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Mugshots
    Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Bail Amount Link

    Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Visitation Procedures
    Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Jail Mail Link
    Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Inmate Inquiry Link
    Columbia County Warrant Lookup
    Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility
    Columbia County Justice And Detention Facility Jobs


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