Jefferson County Jail – Pine Bluff, AR

Jefferson County Jail is in Jefferson County, AR and is the jail for the area. Do you know someone incarcerated at Jefferson County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Jefferson County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Jefferson County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Jefferson County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jefferson County Jail
300 East 2Nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-541-5488
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

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

Inmate Locator

The Jefferson County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information about anybody booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in a different jail you will want to look here, too: Arkansas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Jefferson County Jail inmates can be found on the Jefferson County Jail website, or you can view them at the Jefferson County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Jefferson County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates in the Jefferson County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail 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 Jefferson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s easy. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. 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 their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call 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 jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that might help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take from 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the official Jefferson County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted 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 that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Jefferson County Jail phone number is: 870-541-5488

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Jefferson County Jail, use this address:

Jefferson County Jail
300 East 2Nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson County Jail
300 East 2Nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601


The mail policy at Jefferson County Jail changes frequently, so you should check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Jefferson County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Arkansas State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use 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 file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Jefferson County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the street address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Jefferson County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Jefferson County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 process for sending funds to people in jail can change, so visit the official website before you send money 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 Jefferson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 spent any time in Jefferson County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Jefferson County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jefferson County Jail Link
    Jefferson County Jail Inmate Search
    View Jefferson County Jail Mugshots
    Jefferson County Jail Bail Link

    Jefferson County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Jefferson County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Jefferson County Jail Inmate Search
    Jefferson County Warrant Inquiry
    Jefferson County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Jefferson County Jail
    Jobs at Jefferson County Jail


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  1. Judy says:

    I have a family member in the Jefferson County AR jail. I recently sent him an Easter card that was returned to me, with a notice on the outside that cards were not allowed at this facility. On the DOC website it states that cards which are padded, musical, or out of the ordinary are not allowed. This card was none of those, merely a card celebrating our Lord’s resurrection, sent to an inmate who is Christian and in need of support. I was very surprised it was returned. I am also surprised that some of the books I have sent have been withheld from him. I was also appalled recently to hear that some of the guards refused to allow him to use the toilet when he had an urgent need. I hope this problem has been addressed, as it speaks simply to treating inmates with human dignity. It should also be noted that some of the inmates, including my relative have been jailed, but not convicted yet of any crime.

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