Prairie County Jail – Des Arc, AR

Prairie County Jail is in Prairie County, Arkansas and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Prairie County Jail? This site gives you info about anything you might need to know about Prairie County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Prairie County Jail. How to view Prairie County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you info that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Prairie County Jail
200 Court House Sq. #101
Des Arc, AR 72040

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 870-256-4137
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Prairie County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Prairie County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find information for anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in a different jail you should look here: List of all jails in Arkansas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Prairie County Jail inmates can be searched on the Prairie County Jail website, or you can view them at the Prairie County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Prairie 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. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners at Prairie County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Prairie County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate 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 bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get 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 these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes from 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, 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 you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 870-256-4137

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Prairie County Jail, use this address:

Prairie County Jail
200 Court House Sq. #101
Des Arc, AR 72040

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Prairie County Jail
200 Court House Sq. #101
Des Arc, AR 72040


The inmate mail policy at Prairie County Jail changes often, so double check the the Prairie County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Prairie County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on this, click: How to Find an Attorney in Prairie County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Arkansas State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Prairie County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You can access your court records via the Prairie County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Prairie County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Prairie County court magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you should access the Prairie County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Prairie County court website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Prairie County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Prairie County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to find the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Prairie County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

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

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Prairie County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Prairie County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Prairie County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Prairie 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 Prairie 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 someone in jail at Prairie County Jail changes, so you should review the official 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 Prairie County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 Prairie County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Prairie County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Prairie County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Prairie County Jail Website
    Prairie County Jail Inmate Search
    Prairie County Jail Mugshots
    Prairie County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Prairie County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Prairie County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Prairie County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Prairie County Warrant Lookup
    Prairie County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Prairie County Jail
    Prairie County Jail Jobs


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