Miller County Jail – Texarkana, AR

Miller County Jail is located in Miller County, Arkansas and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone in Miller County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Miller County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Miller County Jail intake procedures. Miller County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Miller County Jail
2300 E Street
Texarkana, AR 71854

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-779-3611
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Miller County Jail you have to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Miller County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Arkansas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Miller County Jail inmates can be found online, or you can go in person to the Miller County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Miller County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, 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

If you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave town.

Usually, prisoners in the Miller County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released. If you don’t go to your court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Miller County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Miller County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is very simple to do. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. 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 bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors must provide identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Miller County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should check the official Miller County Jail jail 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 . These phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must 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 privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Miller County Jail phone number is: 870-779-3611

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Miller County Jail
2300 E Street
Texarkana, AR 71854

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Miller County Jail
2300 E Street
Texarkana, AR 71854


The mail policy at Miller County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the Arkansas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Miller County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the Miller County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Miller County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you can request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and 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 taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Miller County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Miller County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be 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 can’t see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Miller County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy 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 folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Miller 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 being incarcerated in the Miller County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Miller 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 Miller 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 is always changing, so it would be best to review the site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Miller County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Miller 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 Miller 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:

    • 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 at Miller County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Miller County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Miller County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Miller County Jail Website
    Miller County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Miller County Jail Mugshots
    Miller County Jail Bail Link

    Miller County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Miller County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Miller County Jail
    Miller County Warrants
    Miller County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Miller County Jail
    Miller County Jail Employment


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