Benton County Jail

The Benton County Jail is located in Bentonville, Arkansas and is operated by the Benton County Sheriff's Office. The facility houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement.

Inmates are incarcerated at the Benton County Jail for crimes ranging from violations to misdemeanors to felonies. The facility also houses those who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial, as well as state inmates awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Corrections. 

To see a roster of current inmates at the Benton County Jail, click here

The Benton County Jail is a 100,355 square foot facility with an inmate capacity of 669. There are pods for maximum security, minimum security, a dormitory housing unit and barracks for work release inmates.

Posting Bond

The purpose of a bond is to ensure that an arrested person will appear in court after their release from jail. Judges usually determine the amount of bond, while the sheriff determines the sufficiency of the bond. If a person is arrested with a warrant, it will generally have the bond amount listed. 

Cash Bond: The person who is arrested (or someone acting on their behalf) may post the entire bond amount in cash, which will be held by the sheriff or the court pending disposition of the criminal case.

Surety Bond: Secure release from jail through the utilization of a professional licensed bail bonding company, aka a “surety bond.” The bonding company will charge certain “fees” which are non-refundable and are not applied to any fines, costs, or restitution that may later be ordered by the court. 

OR Bond: Releasing someone on their “own recognizance” is simply a promise to re-appear at a later date for further judicial proceedings. These are only used for very minor offenses.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Onsite Visitation has resumed, with limited spots. All visitors MUST wear face masks to cover mouth and nose, and are subject to health screening and temperature checks.

Onsite visiting times at the Benton County Jail and Detention Center are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 08:00-10:15, 12:00-1:15, and 6:00-7:15 for general population inmates.

Visits are 15 minutes, twice a week per inmate. Visitation occurs electronically and visitors may visit either on-site or remotely. 

Remote visits are allowed seven days a week, at the cost of the visitor. Visits occur between the hours of 08:00-10:15, 12:00-1:15, and 6:00-7:15.

Trustees are allowed an extended visitation schedule for remote visitations. This visitation schedule is Sunday-Monday, between the hours of 05:00-05:15, 08:00-10:15, 12:00-5:15, and 6:15-11:00. This is to assist and accommodate their work schedules throughout the facility.


Physical Address

Benton County Jail
1300 SW 14th Street
Bentonville, AR 72712

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(479) 271-1011

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Smart Communications – Benton County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 9118
Seminole, FL 33775-9118

The Inmate's Name and ID number must be clearly printed on the outside of the envelope or postcard to ensure the mail is posted to the correct account.

All regular inmate postal mail (Postcards, Letters, Greeting Cards, etc) is scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view via the inmate kiosks.

Upon their release from the Benton County Jail, inmates can login into the public website at and enter their inmate number and password and download their Photos, Messages, and Postal Mail for free.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Benton County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their housing units (after their initial appearance, within 24 hours of their arrest) and can make outgoing collect calls.

To add money to an inmate's phone account, contact Access Corrections at 877.618.3516 (All inmate calls are prepaid) or you can visit Smart Communications. There's also the option of the Sheriff’s office lobby, which is open between 7:00am and 11:00pm, excluding holidays.

How to Send Money

If you need to add money to an inmate's commissary account at the Benton County Jail, you may contact Keefe Commissary at 866.345.1884, or you can stop by the Sheriff’s office lobby anytime between the hours of 7:00am and 11:00pm, excluding holidays.

You can also add money to an inmate's account online using Access Corrections or Smart Communications. You can also order items for your inmate online through Access Securepak.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Benton County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Benton County Jail, click here.