Jail and Inmate Search in Arkansas
Arkansas has a total state inmate population of 26,147 with 8,610 people in jail and 17,537 in Arkansas prisons. Arkansas also has 1,347 criminals on probation and another 1,038 on parole. The Arkansas Department of Corrections operates and manages all correctional facilities for the state with a budget of $338 million and a staff of 3,800 employees. All Arkansas prisons are state-run carrying out directives from the Department of Justice and the court system. Arkansas runs 75 jails over 75 different counties and 19 prison facilities.
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What are Arkansas Jail Records?
Arkansas jail records are the detailed documents that are collected, stored and updated on each inmate in the jail and prison systems. From the time someone is arrested in Arkansas, a file is opened and then added to based on new information regarding the person’s actions, arrests, charges, rulings, and sentencing. These records follow the inmate to jail and are kept updated during their entire stay. They may include mug shots, physical descriptions, details of every offense, dates of parole or release and anything else that affects their time while incarcerated.
How to Search for Inmates in Arkansas
Chances are you may know someone incarcerated in the Arkansas prison system. If you want to locate them and find out where they are jailed to visit or send them money, you can do so quickly. Arkansas has their own rudimentary search tool where you can put in a variety of different criteria and using only first or last names you can see a list of inmates housed in jail and prison. You can search by gender, inmate ID, age, race, county and other items. Once you see a list, you can narrow it down with the details and then click to see even more information on each person. You can also use professional online search portals for an even more complete report.
Creating Public Jail Records
Arkansas keeps a vast, detailed database of inmate records that start when a person is charged with an offense. Once arrested as they progress through the penal system, every action and event that takes place is documented and stored within the file. Arkansas jail records are kept all the way through incarceration and beyond into parole. They may include visiting logs while in jail, mental or health issues, altercations, additional punishments and everything else that occurs. These records are publicly available and searchable.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
Arkansas Prisoner Statistics by Gender
The number of Arkansas prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 17,537, that saw a 1% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 7.8% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 16,161 in 2016.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
|Number of Male Prisoners||Number of Female Prisoners|
|Change in Number of Male Prisoners||Change in Number of Female Prisoners|
The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016
The prison population of Arkansas is 17,537 inmates, that is 22.5% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Arkansas was in 2014, when the number of prisoners was 17,874 inmates.
Arkansas Parole Population
Arkansas parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 22,910 people, 1038 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 882 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 3.8%.
Paroles per 100.000 population
Parole Total Population in Arkansas
Parole Entries & Exits
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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|Unknown or not reported:||0|
Arkansas runs 75 jails in as many counties. There are 8,610 inmates in Arkansas jails. The state also operates and manages 19 prisons including 17,537 prisoners with a staff of 3,800 employees and a budget of $338 million. Arkansas community correction system currently has inmates on parole and probation. Along with those in prison, another 30,881 are on probation and 23,792 on parole. The incarceration rate in Arkansas is 583 per hundred thousand residents. The violent crime rate is 551 per hundred thousand, and the property crime rate is 3,269. The cost per inmate for a year is $24,391.
|Prison Name||Prison Type|
|Barbara Ester Unit||State Prison|
|Benton Unit||State Prison|
|Boot Camp Program||State Prison|
|Cummins Unit||State Prison|
|Delta Regional Unit||State Prison|
|East Arkansas Regional Unit||State Prison|
|Grimes Unit||State Prison|
|J. Aaron Hawkins Sr. Center||State Prison|
|Maximum Security Unit||State Prison|
|McPherson Unit||State Prison|
|Mississippi County Work Release Center||State Prison|
|North Central Unit||State Prison|
|Northwest Arkansas Work Release Center||State Prison|
|Ouachita River Unit||State Prison|
|Pine Bluff Re-Entry Center (Women)||State Prison|
|Pine Bluff Unit||State Prison|
|Randall L. Williams Correctional Center||State Prison|
|Texarkana Regional Correction Center||State Prison|
|Tucker Re-Entry for Women||State Prison|
|Tucker Unit||State Prison|
|Varner Unit||State Prison|
|Wrightsville Unit||State Prison|