Monroe County Detention Center – Clarendon, AR

Monroe County Detention Center is located in Monroe County and is the correctional facility for that area. Do you know somebody locked up at Monroe County Detention Center? This page will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Monroe County Detention Center,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Monroe County Detention Center? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

Main Menu

The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Monroe County Detention Center
200 South Main Street
Clarendon, AR 72029

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-747-3811
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Monroe County Detention Center you should visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Monroe County Detention Center Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information about anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another county jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Monroe County Detention Center inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Monroe County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Monroe County Detention Center website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you must not leave town.

Usually, an inmate can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail 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 person will be released into your care. 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 can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will use your assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Monroe County Detention Center

Have you ever used a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

Click here to comment

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone 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 own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Do you have any things that could help others to get through the procedure?

Click here to post a comment

Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you go, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Monroe County Detention Center visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official Monroe County Detention Center jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Monroe County Detention Center phone number is: 870-747-3811

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Monroe County Detention Center, use this address:

Monroe County Detention Center
200 South Main Street
Clarendon, AR 72029

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Monroe County Detention Center
200 South Main Street
Clarendon, AR 72029


The mail policy can change, so you should visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Monroe County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Monroe County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the Monroe County website, or by going to the Monroe County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Monroe County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are 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 the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you should go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Monroe County jail website or you are able to 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 the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Monroe County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the street address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Monroe County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Monroe County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

    Click here to share your story

    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Monroe County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Monroe County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After 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 Monroe County Detention Center, 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 Monroe County Detention Center 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 might change, so you should check the official website when you send any money.

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Monroe County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Monroe County Detention Center, 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 Monroe County Detention Center

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to tell about all about it


    Return To Main Menu

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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.

    Click here to tell your story

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Monroe County Detention Center?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write your review

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Monroe County Detention Center? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to post a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Send a message to Monroe County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Monroe County Detention Center Link
    Monroe County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Monroe County Detention Center Mugshots
    Monroe County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Monroe County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Monroe County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Monroe County Detention Center
    Monroe County Warrant Lookup
    Monroe County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Monroe County Detention Center
    Monroe County Detention Center Jobs


    Return To Main Menu
    132

Speak Your Mind

*


*