Drew County Jail And Detention Center – Monticello, AR

Drew County Jail And Detention Center is in Drew County, Arkansas and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know someone at Drew County Jail And Detention Center? This site will tell you about anything one might want to know about Drew County Jail And Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Drew County Jail And Detention Center
210 South Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (870) 460- 6215
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Drew County Jail And Detention Center you should visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Drew County Jail And Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info for anybody processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you should look here: Arkansas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found online, or you can go in person to the Drew County Jail And Detention Center. When viewing online you need to enter the name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Drew County Jail And Detention Center website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.

Usually, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post ten percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Drew County Jail And Detention Center. If you have all the person’s information, like 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 Drew County Jail And Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any things that will help other people to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring required items when you go, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should check the jail site before you go to visitation.

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 . Jail phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 cut altogether.

The Drew County Jail And Detention Center phone number is: (870) 460- 6215

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Drew County Jail And Detention Center, use this address:

Drew County Jail And Detention Center
210 South Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Drew County Jail And Detention Center
210 South Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655


The inmate mail policy at Drew County Jail And Detention Center changes often, so be sure to check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers 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? What was your experience?

Court Records

Drew County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your court case are available at the Drew County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to 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 taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you should access the Drew County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Drew County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Drew County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Drew County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you won’t learn if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Drew County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Drew County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Drew County Jail And Detention Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Drew County Jail And Detention Center, 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 Drew County Jail And Detention Center 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Drew County Jail And Detention Center changes, so be sure to review the site when send funds 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 Drew County Jail And Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Drew County Jail And Detention Center, 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 Drew County Jail And Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 incarcerated in Drew County Jail And Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Drew County Jail And Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Drew County Jail And Detention Center Website
    Drew County Jail And Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Drew County Jail And Detention Center Mugshots
    Drew County Jail And Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Drew County Jail And Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Drew County Jail And Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Drew County Jail And Detention Center
    Drew County Jail And Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Drew County Jail And Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Drew County Jail And Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Drew County Jail And Detention Center Jobs


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