Garland County Adult Detention Center – Hot Springs, AR

Garland County Adult Detention Center is located in Garland County, AR and is the main correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Garland County Adult Detention Center? This site tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Garland County Adult Detention Center,such as: Find an inmate at Garland County Adult Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

Main Menu

The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Garland County Adult Detention Center
525 Ouachita Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 501-622-3683
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Garland County Adult Detention Center you will have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Garland County Adult Detention Center Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get info for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can view them at the Garland County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Garland County Adult Detention Center site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will 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 mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the county.

In most cases, prisoners can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Garland County Adult Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Garland County Adult Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

Click here to tell your story

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any secrets that could help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

Speak Your Mind

Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Garland County Adult Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 501-622-3683

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Garland County Adult Detention Center:

Garland County Adult Detention Center
525 Ouachita Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Garland County Adult Detention Center
525 Ouachita Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901


The Garland County Adult Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so you should double check the official Garland County Adult Detention Center site when you send a letter.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the legal system in Garland County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more info on this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your case are kept and available to you at Garland County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. They do several different things, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to access the Garland County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or call the jail. 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 there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is 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, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not get the exact address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Garland County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Garland County,the Garland County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Garland County Top Ten Most Wanted List


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Garland County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Garland County Adult 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 Garland County Adult 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 process for sending money to jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the official Garland County Adult Detention Center site 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Garland County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Garland County Adult 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 Garland County Adult Detention Center

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to tell about all about it


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to tell your story

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Garland County Adult Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Garland County Adult Detention Center?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Garland County Adult Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to say wassup to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Garland County Adult Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Garland County Adult Detention Center Link
    Garland County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Garland County Adult Detention Center Mugshots
    Garland County Adult Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Garland County Adult Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Garland County Adult Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Garland County Adult Detention Center
    Garland County Warrant Lookup
    Garland County Adult Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Garland County Adult Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Garland County Adult Detention Center Employment


    Return To Main Menu
    110

Speak Your Mind

*


*