Pope County Jail – Russellville, AR

Pope County Jail is located in Pope County and is the correctional facility for that area. Looking for somebody locked up at Pope County Jail? This site tells you information about anything you might want to know about Pope County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Pope County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pope County Jail
#3 Emergency Lane
Russellville, AR 72802

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (479) 968-2558
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to contact them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Pope County Jail you have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Pope County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info about anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you can look here: List of all jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Pope County Jail inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Pope County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Pope County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Typically, inmates will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that 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 must call the Pope County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, its very simple to do. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Pope County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For 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 takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items with you, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. 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 you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (479) 968-2558

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Pope County Jail is:

Pope County Jail
#3 Emergency Lane
Russellville, AR 72802

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pope County Jail
#3 Emergency Lane
Russellville, AR 72802


The mail policy at Pope County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and every documents filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Pope County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Pope County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Pope County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Pope County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Pope County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

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

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pope County,the Pope County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Pope County Jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Pope 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 Pope 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 process for sending funds to inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the site before send funds to someone in jail 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pope County Jail

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

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

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    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 get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Pope County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Pope County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Pope County Jail Website
    Pope County Jail Inmate Search
    View Pope County Jail Mugshots
    Pope County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Pope County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Pope County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Pope County Jail
    Pope County Warrant Inquiry
    Pope County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Pope County Jail
    Pope County Jail Employment


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