Hot Spring County Jail – Malvern, AR

Hot Spring County Jail is in Hot Spring County and is the main jail for this area. Do you know someone incarcerated at Hot Spring County Jail? This site tells you info about anything you might need to know about Hot Spring County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Hot Spring County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hot Spring County Jail
215 East Highland St. #119
Malvern, AR 72104

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 501-337-7738
Fax Number:

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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 need to find them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Hot Spring County Jail you have to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Hot Spring County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get information for anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at another jail you should check the other Arkansas county jails in our Arkansas County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Hot Spring County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Hot Spring County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input their legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Hot Spring County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. 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 various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might 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 you must promise to show up for court, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, inmates are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

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 jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that could help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think 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, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Hot Spring County Jail frequently change, so you should check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 501-337-7738

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Hot Spring County Jail:

Hot Spring County Jail
215 East Highland St. #119
Malvern, AR 72104

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hot Spring County Jail
215 East Highland St. #119
Malvern, AR 72104


The mail policy can change, so visit the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Arkansas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your court case are maintained at Hot Spring County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you should request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

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 incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you will have to access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Hot Spring County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but remember that you won’t see the street address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Hot Spring County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could 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.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Hot Spring County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Hot Spring 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 Hot Spring 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 someone in jail can change, so you should review the the Hot Spring County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Hot Spring County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hot Spring 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 Hot Spring 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Hot Spring County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Throw a shout out

    Links and Resources

    Main Hot Spring County Jail Website
    Hot Spring County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Hot Spring County Jail Mugshots
    Hot Spring County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Hot Spring County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Hot Spring County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Hot Spring County Jail Inmate Search
    Hot Spring County Warrants
    Hot Spring County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Hot Spring County Jail
    Hot Spring County Jail Employment


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  1. Angie Bennett says:

    Whats up jail birds. Just wanna say hello and let my Baby know, as always, that Im thinking of him. MATTHEW RHODES, I was here for you yesterday…I am here for you right now today…And I will be here always holding on for our next tomorrow. Have faith and keep that gorgeous head up. Just know that I love you more and more each day and trust that my love for you is REAL and will never fade away!!! *NO MATTER WHAT*
    Angie Bennett

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