Crittenden County Detention Center

The Crittenden County Detention center is located in West Memphis, Arkansas and is operated by the Crittenden County Sheriff's Office. The jail is attached to the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department, and houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. The maximum capacity of the facility is 350 inmates. Juveniles are held in a location separate from the adult facility.

Inmates are incarcerated at the Crittenden County Detention Center 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 Crittenden County Detention Center, click here to get the jail's free roster app.

The app allows you to see who has been booked into the jail in the last 24 hours, everyone who is currently in the jail, and who has been released in the last 24 hours. It also allows for easy navigation and quick searches for inmates by name or booking date. 

Additionally, the app provides information about visiting hours and gives you driving directions to get to the jail from your current location. Other information on the app includes charges and bond amounts.

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. Click here to find a list of bond companies approved for Crittenden County.

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. The inmate cannot be charged with a violent charge, can't be a repeat offender (have more than three arrests within the last three years), charged with drug related charges, or charged with any DWI charges.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Crittenden County Detention Facility uses a video visitation system from City Tele-Coin to allow friends and family of the inmates to visit. There are video booths located at the Detention Facility, or you can visit remotely. Inmates are allowed one visit per week, limited to 15 minutes each. 

Visitation at the facility is “By appointment only.” You must call (870)-702-2052 to make an appointment each and every week.  NO other Sheriff Department phone number can make an appointment or take messages to schedule/cancel an appointment. Appointments are issued on a first come first serve basis.

Visits are allowed Tuesday through Friday during the hours shown below:

  • Tuesday: Inmates with last names beginning with A-F  
    • 08:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Inmates with the last names beginning with G-L 
    • 08:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:  Inmates with the last names beginning with M-R 
    • 08:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Inmates with the last names beginning with S-Z 
    • 08:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Visitors access to the facility is through the common lobby for the jail and Sheriff’s Office facility that is shared with the Sheriff’s Office.  

Visiting Rules

  • All visitors must register with the Correctional Officer in charge.
  • A state issued photo ID is required for all visitors.
  • Disruptive noise or behavior is not tolerated because it can make visiting difficult for others. Individuals engaging in such activity will be asked to leave. Arguing, loud talking and the use of profanity are not permitted.
  • All visitors are required to wear appropriate attire. No revealing clothing is allowed. Clothing deemed to be too short or too revealing will disqualify you from visitation.
  • No halter tops, tube tops, transparent or sheer clothing will be permitted.
  • Exposing the private areas of the body is not tolerated and may result in criminal prosecution.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and are not to be left unattended at any time. Birth certificate or proof of legal guardianship is required.
  • No personal items are allowed into the visitation area. Cell phones, cameras, video equipment and any form of electronic device are strictly prohibited. Purses, handbags, backpacks, etc. are  not allowed.
  • Visitors that have “No Contact Orders” issued from the court will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Detention Facility.
  • Loitering is strictly prohibited.
  • Any violation of the rules can and will be cause for removal from the Crittenden County Detention Facility and may result in suspension or indefinite termination of visitation privileges of the visitor.
  • Drugs and alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Detention Facility property. Persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied visits and may be arrested.
  • All individuals entering into the Crittenden County Detention Facility Property are subject to being searched.

Physical Address

Crittenden County Detention Center
350 Afco Rd.
West Memphis, AR 72301

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Crittenden County Detention Center
Inmate Name and Number
350 Afco Rd.
West Memphis, AR 72301

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Crittenden County Detention Center, but they do have access to phones and can make outgoing collect calls. Family and friends can set up an account with City Telecoin at 1-800-682-0707 to receive inmate calls.

How to Send Money

Anyone may add funds to an inmate’s commissary account at the Crittenden County Detention Center using one of the following methods:

  • Visit the lobby of the Crittenden County Jail. There is a commissary Kiosk machine in the lobby that is accessible at all times, which accepts both cash and cards. Just follow the touch screen prompts on the Kiosk to add funds to a particular inmate’s commissary account.
  • 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, or you can place an order for commissary items that are delivered to your inmate.
  • Mail a money order directly to your inmate at the jail. Please write the detainee’s name on the money order, and mail it to:

Crittenden County Sheriff Dept.
350 Afco Rd.
West Memphis, AR 72301

If you have any questions about the inmate commissary, call 870-702-2096, Monday -Friday between 8:30am – 3:30pm.

Programs For Inmates

Work Release/Regional Maintenance Program

Approved inmates are allowed to work with government organizations within the county to provide additional manpower to projects.  


The Crittenden County Detention Center offers an Adult GED program for non-violent offenders that provides them with classes to help improve their education and find employment upon release. The GED program is offered as an outreach program from the MidSouth Community College.

Classes are offered in the morning and evenings three to four times per week with 10 individuals in each class.  Around 20 individuals per year graduate from the program and receive their GED.

The Juvenile detainees are required to attend school within the facility during their incarceration, with teachers provided by the Marion School District.

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Careers at Crittenden County Detention Center

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