Johnson County Detention Center

The Johnson County Detention Center is located in Clarksville, Arkansas and is operated by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. The Detention Center is part of the sheriff's office complex, and houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. The maximum capacity of this facility is 105.

Inmates are incarcerated at the Johnson 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 Johnson County Detention Center, click here.

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 Detention Center 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. For a list of approved bail bondsmen in Johnson County, click here.

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. 

If you have any questions about bonding, call 479-754-2200 and ask for the Booking Desk in the Detention Center.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Johnson County Detention Center conducts all inmate visitation via video. There are video visitation kiosks at the facility, but visits can also be done remotely.

Each inmate is allowed five visits a week, lasting 15 minutes each. Please visit to set up your visit. If you have difficulty opening this website, try using Google Chrome browser.

When attempting to use the visitation kiosks, please arrive at least five minutes prior to your scheduled visit.  During video visitations, nudity is not tolerated. This will result in suspension of the inmate's visitation.

Physical Address

Johnson County Detention Center
301 Porter Industrial Road, Suite 3
Clarksville, AR 72830

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Johnson County Detention Center
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301 Porter Industrial Road, Suite 3
Clarksville, AR 72830

How to Call an Inmate

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

  • Visit the lobby of the Johnson County Detention Center. 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 Detention Center 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

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Johnson 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 Johnson County Detention Center, click here.