Ouachita County Detention Complex is in Ouachita County, AR and is the correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone in Ouachita County Detention Complex? This guide gives you about anything you might want to know about Ouachita County Detention Complex,like: Find an inmate at Ouachita County Detention Complex. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.
Ouachita County Detention Complex
109 Goodgame St.
Camden, AR 71701
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Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?
Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To see who is in jail at Ouachita County Detention Complex you need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.
The Ouachita County Detention Complex Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find info on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member may be locked up at a different jail you should check our Arkansas county jail guide: List of all county jails in Arkansas
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.
Mugshots of Ouachita County Detention Complex prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Ouachita County Detention Complex. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Ouachita County Detention Complex site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, 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 and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave town.
Usually, an inmate will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Ouachita County Detention Complex or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Ouachita County Detention Complex site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To contact a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you must answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will get to use the phone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items with you, like your driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Ouachita County Detention Complex are always changing, so check the official Ouachita County Detention Complex jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.
The Ouachita County Detention Complex phone number is: 870-231-5300
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Ouachita County Detention Complex:
Ouachita County Detention Complex
109 Goodgame St.
Camden, AR 71701
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Ouachita County Detention Complex
109 Goodgame St.
Camden, AR 71701
The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.
To read more about this, go to: How to Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the Arkansas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file containing a docket and every documents and motions in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Ouachita County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Ouachita County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. They do a number of things, which include determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Ouachita County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Ouachita County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the precise address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive 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:
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s 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 layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Gang activity
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the Ouachita County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account could help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Ouachita County, the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Ouachita County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in Ouachita County Detention Complex is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Ouachita County Detention Complex, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Ouachita County Detention Complex 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 might change, so double check the site when you send funds to an inmate 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.
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The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Ouachita County Detention Complex, 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.
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Links and Resources
Ouachita County Detention Complex Visitation Policy Link
Ouachita County Detention Complex Jail Mail Policy Link
Ouachita County Detention Complex Inmate Search
Ouachita County Detention Complex Warrant Inquiry
Ouachita County Detention Complex Arrest Inquiry
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