Lawrence County Jail – Walnut Ridge, AR

Lawrence County Jail is located in Lawrence County and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Lawrence County Jail? This site will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Lawrence County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Lawrence County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Lawrence County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Lawrence County Jail
315 West Main
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (870) 886-2525
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Lawrence County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Lawrence County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information for anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you can check our Arkansas county jail guide: List of all jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Lawrence County Jail inmates are on the Lawrence County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Lawrence County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Lawrence County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can 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 are released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners are given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Lawrence County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Lawrence County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. 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 are given a date of your release, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Lawrence County Jail frequently change, so review the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. 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 and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Lawrence County Jail phone number is: (870) 886-2525

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a box or 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 officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Lawrence County Jail
315 West Main
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lawrence County Jail
315 West Main
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476


The mail policy at Lawrence County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in Lawrence County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Arkansas State Bar Association and are fully 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

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file with a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court case records with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are held at Lawrence County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Lawrence County court magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to go to the Lawrence County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also 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 check the court records on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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 in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders online, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Lawrence County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lawrence County,the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Lawrence 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 Lawrence County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 inmates can change, so be sure to check the official website when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lawrence County Jail

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

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Links and Resources

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

    Lawrence County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Lawrence County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Lawrence County Jail
    Lawrence County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Lawrence County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Lawrence County Jail
    Jobs at Lawrence County Jail


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