Nevada County Jail – Prescott, AR

Nevada County Jail is in Nevada County, AR and is the jail for the region. Looking for somebody in Nevada County Jail? This page gives you info about everything related to Nevada County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Nevada County Jail
215 E Vine
Prescott, AR 71857

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-887-2616
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to find them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who is in jail at Nevada County Jail you should go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Nevada County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you will want to check the other Arkansas county jails in our Arkansas County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Nevada County Jail inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Nevada County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Nevada County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various 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 are locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you can’t leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may request to use assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge has to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should review the official Nevada County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you 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 and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 870-887-2616

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Nevada County Jail is:

Nevada County Jail
215 E Vine
Prescott, AR 71857

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Nevada County Jail
215 E Vine
Prescott, AR 71857


The mail policy at Nevada County Jail changes, so you should review the official Nevada County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in Nevada County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney in Nevada County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Arkansas.

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

Court Records

Nevada 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 contain a file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Nevada County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Nevada County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. They do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Nevada County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t get the street address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Nevada County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments might 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 Nevada County,the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Nevada County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Nevada County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work 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 Nevada 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 Nevada 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 funds to jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to visit the the Nevada County Jail website 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 Nevada County Jail

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

    • 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.

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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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Nevada County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Nevada County Jail Link
    Nevada County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Nevada County Jail Mugshots
    Nevada County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Nevada County Jail Visitation
    Nevada County Jail Mail Policy
    Nevada County Jail Inmate Search
    Nevada County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Nevada County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Nevada County Jail
    Nevada County Jail Jobs


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