Izard County Jail – Melbourne, AR

Izard County Jail is in Izard County and is the primary jail for that county. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Izard County Jail? This page gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Izard County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Izard County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Izard County Jail
300 Circle Drive
Melbourne, AR 72556

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-368-4203
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Izard County Jail you should visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Izard County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info for anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to look here: Other County Jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Izard County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Izard County Jail website, or you can see them at the Izard County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Izard County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. 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 removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate in the Izard County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its really easy. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us tips that might help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take between 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge must figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 870-368-4203

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail 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 Izard County Jail:

Izard County Jail
300 Circle Drive
Melbourne, AR 72556

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Izard County Jail
300 Circle Drive
Melbourne, AR 72556


The Izard County Jail mail policy changes, so we suggest that you check the the Izard County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Izard County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Izard County court records are public records. Court records include a file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the Izard County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are held at the Izard County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Izard County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

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, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Izard County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not see the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not see if that person had:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Izard County,the Izard County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Izard 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 getting locked up in Izard County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Izard 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 Izard County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to someone in jail at Izard County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official Izard County Jail site 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.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Izard County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Izard 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 Izard 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 an inmate at Izard County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Izard County Jail?

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

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Izard County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Izard County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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    Links and Resources

    Main Izard County Jail Link
    Izard County Jail Inmate Search
    View Izard County Jail Mugshots
    Izard County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Izard County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Izard County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Izard County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Izard County Warrants
    Izard County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Izard County Jail
    Izard County Jail Jobs


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