Grant County Jail – Sheridan, AR

Grant County Jail is in Grant County and is the primary jail for that region. Looking for someone locked up in Grant County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Grant County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Grant County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Grant County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Grant County Jail
101 W. Pine St.
Sheridan, AR 72150

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-942-5039
Fax:

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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 find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Grant County Jail you should click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Grant County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is at another jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Grant County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Grant County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the person’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Grant County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. 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 websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until then you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Grant County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Grant County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, 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 by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, such as your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a magistrate has to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

The Grant County Jail phone number is: 870-942-5039

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Grant County Jail:

Grant County Jail
101 W. Pine St.
Sheridan, AR 72150

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grant County Jail
101 W. Pine St.
Sheridan, AR 72150


The mail policy at Grant County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you visit the official Grant County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Grant County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at the Grant County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Grant County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Grant County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the actual address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that contains a docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Grant County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Grant County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Grant County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Grant County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 money to inmates at Grant County Jail might change, so it would be best to visit the official Grant County Jail 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Grant County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grant 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 Grant 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Grant County Jail Link
    Grant County Jail Inmate Search
    Grant County Jail Mugshots
    Grant County Jail Bail Link

    Grant County Jail Visitation
    Grant County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Grant County Jail
    Grant County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Grant County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Grant County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Grant County Jail


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