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Nevada County Jail

Nevada County Jail
215 East 3rd St. South
Prescott, AR 71857

870-887-1111

The Nevada County Jail is the main jail in Nevada County Arkansas. While the police in the cities and towns in Nevada County can arrest and detain offenders, the Nevada County Jail is the facility that is accredited by Arkansas to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Nevada County Jail, located at:
215 East 3rd St. South
Prescott, AR 71857 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 870-887-1111.

The main reason that people call 870-887-1111 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Nevada County Jail that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Nevada County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Nevada County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Nevada County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Nevada County Jail has approximately 1620 bookings, with a daily average of 81 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 20.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Nevada County Jail is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Nevada County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Arkansas Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Nevada County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Arkansas Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Nevada County Jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Have Remote Video Visits with an Inmate in Nevada County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with Inmate Canteen to communicate with your Nevada County Jail inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with your Nevada County inmate using Inmate Canteen.
  • Inmate Canteen has excellent quality video visits between your home device and a video terminal in the inmate's housing area at Nevada County Jail.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages and use them to make and receive phone calls with your Nevada County inmate.
  • This is a fee based service.

 

Instructions for Inmate Video Visitation:
- Register or Log in to your account
- Select Nevada County Jail and the inmate you wish to visit.
- Select the "Video Visit an Inmate" option
- Follow the prompts on screen to schedule the visit.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding visiting with an inmate (both at the jail and remotely) in Nevada County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All video visits are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some video visits providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Nevada County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Nevada County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to create an account, or Log in to your account at Inmate Canteen if you already have one.
  • Select Arkansas, then Nevada County Jail, and then the inmate you wish to purchase commissary items for.
  • Select the "Purchase Commissary Items" option.
  • Follow the prompts on screen to purchase items for an inmate.
  • Maximum spend is $125.00.
  • NOTE: Nevada County Jail may at times only allow online deposits for your inmate to purchase their own commissary locally. 

For all information, tips and to see the hundreds of available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Nevada County Jail, or to see how deposit money so that your inmate can purchase their own commissary, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Nevada County.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Nevada County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Nevada County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Canteen to create an account or log in if you already have one.
  • Select Arkansas, then select Nevada County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Add money to your account.
  • Verify your email.
  • Send message.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your Nevada County inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Nevada County Jail, the costs, rules, policies and more check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Nevada County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Nevada County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Nevada County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Nevada County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Nevada County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Nevada County Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Nevada County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Nevada County Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Nevada County Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Nevada County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Arkansas Nevada 81


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

215 East 3rd St. South
Prescott, AR 71857


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 870-887-5131

Sheriff: 870-887-5131

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Nevada County Jail & Sheriff
215 East 3rd Street, PO Box 731
Prescott, AR 71857


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Nevada County Jail in Arkansas?
There are 81 inmates in the Nevada County Jail in Arkansas. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Nevada County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Nevada County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Nevada County Jail in Arkansas every year?
In 2021, a total of 1620 offenders were booked into the Nevada County Jail in Arkansas. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Nevada County Jail.

How many people work at the Nevada County Jail in Arkansas?
The Nevada County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 20. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Arkansas law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Nevada County Jail in Arkansas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Nevada County Jail in Arkansas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Nevada County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Nevada County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 870-887-1111 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Arkansas prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Nevada County Jail in Arkansas?
The Nevada County Jail address and phone number is: 215 East 3rd St. South
Prescott, AR 71857. Their phone number is 870-887-1111. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Nevada County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Nevada County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Nevada County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Nevada County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Nevada County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Nevada County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Nevada County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Nevada County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Nevada County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Nevada County Jail?
Call 870-887-1111 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Nevada County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Nevada County Jail.

This facility, known as "Nevada County Jail" is also known as Nevada County Sheriff, Nevada County Criminal Court, Prescott Police, Nevada County Jail & Sheriff , Nevada County Jail & Sheriff , Arkansas, Nevada.