Inmate Search

To locate someone within the Sebastian County Jail system in Fort Smith, Arkansas, go to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Inmate Inquiry page.

This page provides two search options:

Search by Name

Search by Booking Number


  • Enter the inmate’s last name.
  • Enter the inmate’s first name.
  • Enter the inmate’s middle name. (If you do not have it, skip this step)
  • Click on “Search”.

TIP: If unsure of the name spelling, enter the first letter or two and click on “Search”. All inmates whose names begin with the letters you entered will be displayed alphabetically by last name.


  • Enter the inmate’s complete booking number.
  • Click on “Search”.


Click on the inmate’s name to open and view:

  • Name
  • Global Subject Number
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Address
  • Aliases
  • Booking History
  • Booking Date
  • Release Date
  • Prisoner Type
  • Housing Facility
  • Total Bond Amount
  • Total Bail Amount
  • Booking Origin
  • Bond Number
  • Bond Type
  • Criminal Charges
  • Court Date
  • Arresting Agency
  • Disposition
  • Sentence


If you are interested in finding information about this inmate’s criminal court case go to the Sebastian County Court Case Search page.

If either one applies to your search preferences. , check the box for:

Check for Phonetic Search


Check for Partial Last Name or Partial First Name

  • Enter the defendant’s last name
  • Enter the defendant’s first name
  • Enter the defendant’s middle name (If you know it)
  • Enter the defendant’s date of birth in this format   (MM/DD/YYYY) if known.
  • Beginning Case Filing Date
  • Ending Case Filing Date 
  • Case Type – Select Criminal        
  • Party Type – Select Defendant
  • Count – Select Sebastian County
  • Click on “Submit”.

Click on the case number link to view:

  • Defendant’s Name
  • Case Number
  • Criminal Charges
  • Attorney’s Name
  • Disposition
  • Hearing Event History

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in

If you are certain your inmate is in , or at the very least in Sebastian County County, go to this page to search for them.

If the inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 479-783-3532 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Arkansas or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Sebastian County County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Sebastian County County Jail, either look them up here or call 479-783-3532 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Sebastian County County Jail until transport to a Arkansas State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Sebastian County County Jail system. has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Arkansas

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Arkansas. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.