Little River County Jail – Ashdown, AR

Little River County Jail is in Little River County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Little River County Jail? This page gives you information about anything one might want to know about Little River County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Little River County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Little River County Jail
351 N. 2Nd St.
Ashdown, AR 71822

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-898-5115
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Little River County Jail you need to click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Little River County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info for anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be at a different jail you can check our Arkansas county jail guide: Arkansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Little River County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Little River County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Little River County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you can’t travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners in the Little River County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Little River County Jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 process includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer some questions, such as your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that think that there is a 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 they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail 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 necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as 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 in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Little River County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

The Little River County Jail phone number is: 870-898-5115

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Little River County Jail
351 N. 2Nd St.
Ashdown, AR 71822

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Little River County Jail
351 N. 2Nd St.
Ashdown, AR 71822


The mail policy at Little River County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the the Little River County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Arkansas State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and all of the documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are kept at Little River County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Little River County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to query the Little River County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Little River County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but remember that you can’t get the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the Little River County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many 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

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Little River County,the Little River County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Little River 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 the Little River County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Little River 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 Little River 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail at Little River County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to review the the Little River County Jail website when 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 Little River County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Little River 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 Little River County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Little River County Jail Link
    Little River County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Little River County Jail Mugshots
    Little River County Jail Bail Link

    Little River County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Little River County Jail Mail Policy
    Little River County Jail Inmate Search
    Little River County Warrants
    Little River County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Little River County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Little River County Jail Jobs


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  1. Wendy B says:

    The little river county jail inmate search link doesn’t take you to right place.

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