Hempstead County Detention Center – Hope, AR

Hempstead County Detention Center is located in Hempstead County and is the main jail for that region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Hempstead County Detention Center? This guide will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Hempstead County Detention Center,like the following: Find an inmate at Hempstead County Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

Main Menu

The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you info you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hempstead County Detention Center
312 South Washington St.
Hope, AR 71801

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-777-6727
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

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

To find out who is in jail at Hempstead County Detention Center you will have to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Hempstead County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another jail you can check our guide to other Arkansas jails: Arkansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Hempstead County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Hempstead County Detention Center. When viewing online you need to put in the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Hempstead County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record 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 more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the Hempstead County Detention Center will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

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

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Hempstead County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including 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 jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge 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 bail is very large, the bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

Speak Your Mind

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Do you have any secrets that might help other people get through jail intake?

Click here to share your story

Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. It also depends on if you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find 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 time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring approved items with you, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you visit the official jail 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 . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Hempstead County Detention Center phone number is: 870-777-6727

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Hempstead County Detention Center:

Hempstead County Detention Center
312 South Washington St.
Hope, AR 71801

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hempstead County Detention Center
312 South Washington St.
Hope, AR 71801


The Hempstead County Detention Center mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important 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 it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Hempstead County

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 Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Arkansas State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Hempstead County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file containing a docket sheet and all documents in your case. You can access your court records via the Hempstead County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are available at the Hempstead County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees 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 on your court case. They do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Hempstead County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Hempstead County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Hempstead County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but you should know that you can’t see the precise address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to see if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might make it easier for others.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hempstead County,the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Hempstead County Top Ten Most Wanted List


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Hempstead County jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Hempstead County 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 Hempstead County 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 rules for sending funds to Hempstead County Detention Center inmates might change, so it would be best to check the the Hempstead County Detention Center website before you send funds to an inmate 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 Hempstead County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hempstead County 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 Hempstead County 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 post a comment


    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

    Post A Comment

    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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

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

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Hempstead County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Hempstead County Detention Center

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Hempstead County Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to someone at Hempstead County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Hempstead County Detention Center Website
    Hempstead County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Hempstead County Detention Center Mugshots
    Hempstead County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Hempstead County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Hempstead County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Hempstead County Detention Center
    Hempstead County Warrant Inquiry
    Hempstead County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Hempstead County Detention Center
    Jobs at Hempstead County Detention Center


    Return To Main Menu
    113

Speak Your Mind

*


*