Johnson County Jail – Clarksville, AR

Johnson County Jail is in Johnson County, Arkansas and is the primary jail for this region. Do you know somebody locked up at Johnson County Jail? This site tells you info about anything you might want to know about Johnson County Jail: Find an inmate at Johnson County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Johnson County court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Johnson County Jail
301 Porter Industrial Rd.
Clarksville, AR 72830

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 479-754-2200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Johnson County Jail you need to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Johnson County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you can check the other Arkansas county jails in our Arkansas County Jail Guide: Arkansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Johnson County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Johnson County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner at Johnson County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Johnson County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Johnson County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Johnson County Jail

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that will help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Johnson County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official site before you go.

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 . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 479-754-2200

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Johnson County Jail
301 Porter Industrial Rd.
Clarksville, AR 72830

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Johnson County Jail
301 Porter Industrial Rd.
Clarksville, AR 72830


The Johnson County Jail mail policy changes often, so check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ 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 help you navigate through the legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Johnson County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Arkansas State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Johnson County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Johnson County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date to 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 a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just query the Johnson County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the Johnson County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Johnson County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Johnson County,the Johnson County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Johnson 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 Johnson County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 money to people in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to review the the Johnson County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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 Johnson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Johnson County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Johnson County Jail Website
    Johnson County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Johnson County Jail Mugshots
    Johnson County Jail Bail Amount Link

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


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