Montgomery County Jail – MT. IDA, AR

Montgomery County Jail is located in Montgomery County and is the main jail for that area. Know someone in Montgomery County Jail? This site tells you all about everything one might want to know about Montgomery County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Montgomery County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Montgomery County Jail
105 Highway 270 East
MT. IDA, AR 71957

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-867-3151
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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 don’t know how to find them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Montgomery County Jail you need to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Montgomery County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get info about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Montgomery County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Montgomery County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in their first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Montgomery County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest 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 removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

Usually, an inmate will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Montgomery County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its easy. To start with, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Montgomery County Jail

Have you ever hired a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Can you share any things that might help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Montgomery County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 870-867-3151

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Montgomery County Jail
105 Highway 270 East
MT. IDA, AR 71957

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Montgomery County Jail
105 Highway 270 East
MT. IDA, AR 71957


The Montgomery County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so double check the the Montgomery County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Montgomery County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Arkansas State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are maintained at Montgomery County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to 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 then get 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 how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can just go to the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail 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, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Montgomery County jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so you should review the site 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.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Montgomery County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Montgomery 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 Montgomery County Jail

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

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

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate 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 were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Montgomery County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Montgomery County Jail Website
    Montgomery County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Montgomery County Jail Mugshots
    Montgomery County Jail Bail Link

    Montgomery County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Montgomery County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Montgomery County Jail
    Montgomery County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Montgomery County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Montgomery County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Montgomery County Jail


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  1. Dutch says:

    Montgomery county jail, AR. Was not asked about mental state or medical history. They messed up my HEP C meds and I didn’t receive them atleast twice maybe more. Didn’t take bloodpresssure. Wasn’t assigned nurse or Dr. Ignored medical requests I filled out. Did not take me to UAMS Liver Center after atleast told at least twice. Might lose my treatments and get dropped from treatments. If not I’ll be set back and virus will continue to grow more. It is already gonna set me back 3wks minimum which is bad for my condition. Even other inmates told them I needed to go to hospital and they ignored and walked off at least twice or three times.

  2. TT says:

    Y’all are not serious sent a man to priaon over a candy bar that y’all put on the yard.lol after he had agreed to turn himself in on a certain day out of good faith over a DUI he went to court over 7 times without it being throwed out,and here’s the kicker the guy gets shot twice once in the leg once in the chest and still u charge him with a felony u committed, what a shame!

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