Jackson County Detention Center

The Jackson County Detention center is located in Newport, Arkansas and is operated by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. The jail is attached to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, and houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement.

Inmates are incarcerated at the Jackson 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. 

The detention center consists of two 10-bed housing areas for male inmates, and one 3-bed housing area for female inmates. The facility also has three isolation cells, a drunk tank, and a cell for suicide watch.

To find out if your loved one is being held at the Jackson County Detention Center, call the facility directly.

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

The Jackson County Detention Facility visiting hours and information are not publicly available. Please contact the sheriff's office to get visiting information.

Physical Address

Jackson County Detention Center
3300 Theater Dr.
Newport, Arkansas 72112

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/RS6UPDg3wW5GmjUH9

General Phone Number

(870) 523-5842

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Jackson County Detention Center
Inmate Name and Number
3300 Theater Dr.
PO Box 647
Newport, Arkansas 72112

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Jackson County Detention Center, 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 Jackson County Detention Center using one of the following methods:

  • Visit the lobby of the Jackson 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 www.tigercommissary.com 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 send money, or you can place an order for commissary items that are delivered to your inmate.

Programs For Inmates

The Jackson County Detention Center has a nurse practitioner, who comes to the jail to address inmate medical needs. There is also a full kitchen where all inmate meals are prepared.

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Careers at Jackson 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 Jackson County Detention Center, click here.