Lincoln County Jail is in Lincoln County, Arkansas and is the main jail for this county. Know someone locked up at Lincoln County Jail? This site will tell you about everything one might want to know about Lincoln County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Lincoln County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Lincoln County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…
The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give info that you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Lincoln County Jail
300 South Drew Street
Star City, AR 71667
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (870) 628-4147
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who’s in jail at Lincoln County Jail you should click on their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Lincoln County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find information on anybody processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is in another jail you will want to check our guide to other Arkansas jails: Other Jails in Arkansas
A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Lincoln County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Lincoln County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Lincoln County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not go out of town.
Usually, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Lincoln County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Lincoln County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Lincoln County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should check the official jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
The Lincoln County Jail phone number is: (870) 628-4147
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lincoln County Jail, use this address:
Lincoln County Jail
300 South Drew Street
Star City, AR 71667
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lincoln County Jail
300 South Drew Street
Star City, AR 71667
The mail policy is always changing, so check the the Lincoln County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘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 attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in Lincoln County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.
For more information on this subject, go to: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the Arkansas State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the Lincoln County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Lincoln County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do so, you need to access the Lincoln County jail website, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like 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 convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if someone had:
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Other 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 Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Activities and programs
To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lincoln County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in Lincoln County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lincoln County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Lincoln 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 money to inmates can change, so review the the Lincoln County Jail website before send funds to someone in jail there.
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 Lincoln County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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.
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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.
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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 a prisoner in Lincoln County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?
If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.
Things you might want to write in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?
Tell Your Story About Lincoln County Jail
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Want to talk to someone from jail? Post a message to them below.
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Links and Resources
Lincoln County Jail Visitation Procedures
Lincoln County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Lincoln County Jail Inmate Search
Lincoln County Warrants
Lincoln County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Money to an Inmate at Lincoln County Jail
Lincoln County Jail Jobs