Fulton County Jail – Salem, AR

Fulton County Jail is in Fulton County and is the jail for the county. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Fulton County Jail? This site tells you information about anything you might need to know about Fulton County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Fulton County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Fulton County Jail
P.O. Box 436
Salem, AR 72576

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-895-2601
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find them?

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

To look up who’s in jail at Fulton County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Fulton County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Arkansas jails: Arkansas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Fulton County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Fulton County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Fulton County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Fulton County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, 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 at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Fulton County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Fulton County Jail phone number is: 870-895-2601

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Fulton County Jail is:

Fulton County Jail
P.O. Box 436
Salem, AR 72576

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fulton County Jail
P.O. Box 436
Salem, AR 72576


The Fulton County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to review the the Fulton County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is 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 make sure to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Fulton County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the Fulton County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are held at Fulton County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Fulton County court magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to see a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should visit the Fulton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Fulton County court website or you are able to call the court. 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. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Fulton County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the exact address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

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

During a criminal records search, usually will not see if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Fulton County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Fulton County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Fulton County jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 procedure to send funds to Fulton County Jail inmates is always changing, so you should review the official Fulton County Jail 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 Fulton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fulton 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 Fulton 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Conditions in Fulton County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Fulton County Jail Website
    Fulton County Jail Inmate Search
    View Fulton County Jail Mugshots
    Fulton County Jail Bail Link

    Fulton County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Fulton County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Fulton County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Fulton County Warrant Lookup
    Fulton County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Fulton County Jail
    Jobs at Fulton County Jail


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