Crittenden County Jail – West Memphis, AR

Crittenden County Jail is in Crittenden County, Arkansas and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Crittenden County Jail? This page gives you info about everything one might want to know about Crittenden County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Crittenden County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Crittenden County Jail intake procedures. Crittenden County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give info that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Crittenden County Jail
350 Afco Road
West Memphis, AR 72301

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (870) 702-2055
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Crittenden County Jail you will have to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Crittenden County Jail Inmate List has information on people who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also find information on anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Crittenden County Jail inmates can be seen on the Crittenden County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Crittenden County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Crittenden County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would 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 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

Naturally, if you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail 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 are released from jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.

In most cases, inmates in the Crittenden County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get released. It also might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer 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 there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to review the official Crittenden County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (870) 702-2055

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by staff, and the mail 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 Crittenden County Jail is:

Crittenden County Jail
350 Afco Road
West Memphis, AR 72301

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crittenden County Jail
350 Afco Road
West Memphis, AR 72301


The mail policy is always changing, so be sure to review the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Arkansas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Crittenden County court records are public records. Court records include a case file with a docket and every documents and motions in the case. You can access your court case records using the Crittenden County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Crittenden County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the Crittenden County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Crittenden County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear 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, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Crittenden County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t get the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if they had:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Crittenden County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Crittenden County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Crittenden 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 Crittenden 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 inmates at Crittenden County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official Crittenden County Jail site when you send any funds.

    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 Crittenden County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Crittenden 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 Crittenden 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Crittenden County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Crittenden County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Crittenden County Jail Website
    Crittenden County Jail Inmate Search
    View Crittenden County Jail Mugshots
    Crittenden County Jail Bail Amount Link

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


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  1. Nikki M says:

    Is there a way to have a marriage performed to an inmate in Crittenden County? Please respond ASAP… As this information is pertinent. Thank you!

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