Jefferson County Jail

The Jefferson County Jail (aka the W.C. "Dub" Brassell Adult Detention Center) is a state-of-the art detention facility located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, that is operated by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The jail houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. It has the capacity to house up to 315 inmates.

Inmates are incarcerated at the Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail, click here.

Jail Operations

Anyone who is arrested and taken into custody in Jefferson County is transported to the Detention Center for booking and incarceration. The Detention Center is divided into separate housing areas for low/medium security risk males, high security risk males, and female detainees, as well as isolation and temporary holding cells. 

The Jack Jones Juvenile Justice Center

The Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Facility -- aka the Jack Jones Juvenile Justice Center -- is also under the direction of the jail administrator. In addition to the juvenile jail, this facility consists of a juvenile courtroom, the juvenile prosecutor's office, and the clerk's office.

The facility has the capacity to hold 87 juveniles, and it was designed to house both males and females from ages 10 to 20.The average length of stay is approximately 14 days.  

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 Jefferson County Jail uses video visitation via HOMEWAV for all inmate visits at the facility. Visiting hours are seven days a week from 8:00 am until 10:00 am and 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Visitation is available both on site and remotely from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. 

No visitation is permitted for any detainee during the first twenty-four (24) hours of their detention.

Anyone who would like to visit with an inmate at the Jefferson County Jail must first go to WWW.HOMEWAV.COM and set up an account. This must be done before you go to the facility for your visit.

Questions regarding the account setup process must be directed to HOMEWAV by calling 1-844-394-6639. 

Once the account has been set up, the detainee’s name will show on the monitor inside of the pod where he or she is housed. There will be no need to call the detention center to ask for a deputy to notify your loved one. 

Accounts are free at HOMEWAV, but visits do cost 50 cents per minute. Click here for a brief instructional video on how the HomeWAV Video Visitation System works.

Attorneys and members of the clergy are permitted to visit in person with inmates during business hours.

Juvenile Visits

Visitation is scheduled only on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m.  Saturdays serve as the designated day for non-contact visitation and Sundays serve as the day for contact visitation. (Legal Guardians are required to show proof of Guardianship).  

Visits can last for up to 20 minutes. No purses, packages, or anything that would be perceived as a prohibited article under Arkansas law are allowed.

No visitation is allowed if the juvenile detainee is on lock-down (movement restriction) as a result of disciplinary actions taken against him or her.

Physical Address

Jefferson County Jail
410 E. 2nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

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General Phone Number

Administration                                870.541.4620
Booking                                            870.541.1921
Juvenile Jail Administrator           870.541.8502

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

PO Box 2040
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

The Inmates 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.) are scanned into the system and made available to the inmates to view via the inmate kiosks. Legal Mail, Court Documents, Bank Statements, Packages & Publications can be sent to the facility directly.

Friends and family can set up an account at to receive notices when your mail is received, reviewed, and viewed by the inmate.  

If any contraband is found in the inmate mail, it will be seized.  Efforts will be made to identify the person who sent it. Dangerous or serious contraband will be turned over to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators for investigation.

Introducing contraband into a correctional facility, (through the mail or by any other means), is a CLASS C Felony and will be investigated for criminal prosecution.

Prohibited Mail

The following inmate mail is prohibited at the Jefferson County Jail.

  • Mail that contains threats of physical harm to any person or threats of criminal activity.
  • Mail that concerns sending contraband into or out of the Jail.
  • Plans to escape, or depictions or description of blueprints or operational details on an institution’s security.
  • Letters written in code.
  • Gang related material.
  • “Sensational” mail, defined as written or other printed materials that pose a direct and immediate threat to the safety and security of DBDC.
  • Sexually explicit mail.
  • Packages
  • No photographs of any kind are permitted.
  • Stamps, address labels, stickers, bus passes, bookmarks, calling (phone) cards and stationary/envelopes.
  • Greeting cards that are padded, musical, have metal clasps, plastic, string, ribbon, confetti, glitter, or laminated items. Any item that by design restricts the ability to search the item is not allowed.
  • Non-paper material, including cardboard, food, and clothing items.
  • Any foreign substance, (lipstick, crayon, watercolors, paint, correction fluid, metallic ink, perfume, glue, tape, body fluids, etc.), on the envelope or any part of the mail.
  • Any device capable of storing electronic media, (videotapes, cassettes, CD-ROMs, and computer disks).
  • Any personal checks, business checks, cashier's checks, or money orders.

How to Call an Inmate

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

Juvenile Detainees are not allowed to receive phone calls. However, they are allowed to make outgoing collect calls at any time at the supervisor's discretion to their parents/guardians and/or lawyer during the initial booking process. 

How to Send Money

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

  • Visit the lobby of the Jefferson 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.

Programs For Inmates

The detainees at the Jefferson County Jail do have access to television. Smoking is not permitted. The Detention Center has an in-house medical facility area used by the staff physician and nurse practitioner for inmate health care.

There is a full kitchen at the facility where all meals are prepared for detainees. The meals usually consist of oatmeal/bread or grits/bread with sausage/bacon for breakfast, sub sandwiches for lunch, and baked chicken and corn for dinner.

Juvenile Facility

The Juvenile Justice Center provides an array of services to juveniles, including: 

  • Educational Services
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Life Skills Training
  • STD & Health Screening
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Facility tours for troubled youth
  • Prevention/Intervention Services
  • Drug Testing
  • Tutoring
  • Physical Training

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Careers at Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail, click here.