Cleburne County Jail

The Cleburne County Jail and Detention Center is located in Heber Springs, Arkansas, and is operated by the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office. The facility houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. This jail does not house juvenile offenders. They are taken to a facility in Batesville, AR.

Inmates are incarcerated at the Cleburne 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 Cleburne County Jail, click here. The facility has the capacity to house 90 inmates.

Posting Bond

The purpose of a bond is to make sure that an arrested person will appear at their scheduled court date 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

Visitation at the Cleburne County Jail is on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 9AM-4PM. 

If you want to visit an inmate with a last name beginning with A-M, you should contact the jail to arrange visitation on Thursday prior to the visitation on Saturday. People wishing to visit inmates with a last name beginning with N-Z need to contact the jail to arrange visitation on Friday prior to the visitation on Sunday. All arrangements may be made only during the hours of 7:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. 

Visitors must be on their inmates’ visitation list, and they must show a photo ID when they arrive to visit. Inmates are only allowed 20 minutes to visit, unless additional time is approved earlier by the Sheriff or Jail Administrator.

Physical Address

Cleburne County Jail
914 South 9th Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543

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General Phone Number

501-362-2596 or

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Cleburne County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
914 South 9th Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543 

All inmate mail going out and coming into the Detention center is checked for contraband.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Cleburne County Jail, but they do have access to phones and can make outgoing collect calls.

How to Send Money

Anyone may add funds to an inmate’s commissary account at the Cleburne County Jail using one of the following methods

  • Money in the form of cash or money order may be left at the front counter in the lobby of the Cleburne County Jail to be put on the inmate's commissary account. The inmate may use the money to purchase phone cards, underwear, socks, commissary and other items from an approved list.
  • Go online to and select “order commissary or send money online.” Follow the prompts by selecting the appropriate state, county, and jail facility.  Then select “Web Deposit,” enter the inmate’s name, and follow the prompts to add money to that inmate’s commissary account. Or, click here. You can either send money to your inmate, or you can place an order for commissary items that are delivered to the jail.

Programs For Inmates

The Detention Center utilizes ACT 309 inmates from the Arkansas Department of Corrections to cook, clean, do yard work and work on vehicles. 

Some inmates are allowed to do work for the City of Heber Springs and Cleburne County to help pay their fines and court costs through the facility's work release program. These inmates are used to collect trash along the roads in Cleburne County.

Inmates may request to see the nurse once a week by filling out a request. The nurse is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies. Medicine is dispensed as ordered by the nurse and/or the inmates’ doctor.

Inmates are required to co-pay for their doctor, nurse, and dentist visits. They are also required to pay for their medication and prescriptions.

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Careers at Cleburne 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 Cleburne County Jail, click here.