Jackson County Jail – Newport, AR

Jackson County Jail is located in Jackson County and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Know somebody at Jackson County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Jackson County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jackson County Jail
615 Second Street
Newport, AR 72112

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-523-5842
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to see who is in jail at Jackson County Jail you will have to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Jackson County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info about anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you should check our Arkansas county jail guide: Other County Jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

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Mugshots can be found online, or you can see them at the Jackson County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Jackson County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, 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 need to call the Jackson County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your 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 number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the 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 required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Jackson County Jail phone number is: 870-523-5842

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Jackson County Jail
615 Second Street
Newport, AR 72112

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jackson County Jail
615 Second Street
Newport, AR 72112


The mail policy changes, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Jackson County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Jackson County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are kept at Jackson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Jackson County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 funds to jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you visit the site before you send money 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 Jackson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson 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 Jackson 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jackson County Jail Website
    Jackson County Jail Inmate Search
    Jackson County Jail Mugshots
    Jackson County Jail Bail Link

    Jackson County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Jackson County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Jackson County Jail
    Jackson County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Jackson County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Jackson County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jackson County Jail Employment


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