Howard County Detention Center is in Howard County, AR and is the main jail for the area. Looking for somebody locked up in Howard County Detention Center? This page tells you about everything you might need to know about Howard County Detention Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others would be welcome.
Howard County Detention Center
101 Isaac Perkins Blvd.
Nashville, AR 71852
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (870) 845-2626
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to contact them?
Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Howard County Detention Center you need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.
The Howard County Detention Center Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for may be at another county jail you will want to look here, too: Arkansas County Jails Directory
A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Howard County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Howard County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to travel out of the county.
Usually, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Howard County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Howard County Detention Center phone number is: (870) 845-2626
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 type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Howard County Detention Center is:
Howard County Detention Center
101 Isaac Perkins Blvd.
Nashville, AR 71852
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Howard County Detention Center
101 Isaac Perkins Blvd.
Nashville, AR 71852
The inmate mail policy at Howard County Detention Center changes, so it would be best to review the official Howard County Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Howard County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information about this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Howard County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Arkansas State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. They do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To find this out you will have to access the Howard County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Howard County Courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, 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 will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you do your search online or did you call the Howard County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might make it easier for others.
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The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Howard County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Howard County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Howard County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Howard County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Howard 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 procedure to send money to Howard County Detention Center inmates changes, so we suggest that you visit the official Howard County Detention Center site when you send any money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Howard County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Howard 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated at Howard County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?
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Links and Resources
Howard County Detention Center Visitation
Howard County Detention Center Mail Policy
Howard County Detention Center Inmate Search
Howard County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
Howard County Detention Center Arrests
Howard County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
Howard County Detention Center Jobs