Poinsett County Detention Center – Harrisburg, AR

Poinsett County Detention Center is in Poinsett County, AR and is the jail for that area. Know somebody at Poinsett County Detention Center? This guide gives you information about anything related to Poinsett County Detention Center,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Poinsett County Detention Center? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that might help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Poinsett County Detention Center
1500 Justice Drive
Harrisburg, AR 72432

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-578-5411
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Poinsett County Detention Center you will need to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Poinsett County Detention Center Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be in another jail you will want to look here, too: Arkansas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Poinsett County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Poinsett County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total set so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail will not 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 Poinsett County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Poinsett County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into 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 the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Poinsett County Detention Center

Have you ever used a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any secrets that could help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. 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 release date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Poinsett County Detention Center are always changing, so you should review the official Poinsett County Detention Center jail site before go to the jail to 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 . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Poinsett County Detention Center phone number is: 870-578-5411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Poinsett County Detention Center:

Poinsett County Detention Center
1500 Justice Drive
Harrisburg, AR 72432

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Poinsett County Detention Center
1500 Justice Drive
Harrisburg, AR 72432


The Poinsett County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You can access court records via the Poinsett County website, or by going to the Poinsett County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Poinsett County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you can request to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to visit the Poinsett County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Poinsett County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Poinsett County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Poinsett County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a 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 view sex offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t get the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Poinsett County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Poinsett County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Poinsett County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Poinsett County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Poinsett 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 Poinsett 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 jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you check the the Poinsett County Detention Center website before 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 Poinsett County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Poinsett 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 Poinsett 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.


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

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Poinsett County Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Poinsett County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to talk to someone from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Poinsett County Detention Center Link
    Poinsett County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Poinsett County Detention Center Mugshots
    Poinsett County Detention Center Bail Link

    Poinsett County Detention Center Visitation
    Poinsett County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Poinsett County Detention Center
    Poinsett County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Poinsett County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Poinsett County Detention Center
    Poinsett County Detention Center Jobs


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