Monroe County Jail

The Monroe County Jail is located in Clarendon, Arkansas and is operated by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The Jail houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. The maximum capacity of this facility is 40 inmates. 

Inmates are held at the Monroe 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 find out if your loved one is being held at the Monroe County Jail, click here to see a current inmate roster.

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

Visiting hours at the Monroe County Jail are daily between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. 

Each inmate is allowed a 20 minute visit each day, and a maximum of five visitors on their visitation list. Every visitor at the Monroe County Jail is required to show a valid, government-issued photo ID.

Physical Address

Monroe County Jail
200 South Main Street
Clarendon, Arkansas 72029

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Monroe County Jail
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200 South Main Street
Clarendon, Arkansas 72029

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Monroe 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 Monroe County Jail using one of the following methods:

  • Visit the lobby of the Monroe 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 add money to an inmate's commissary account, or order items that will be delivered to the inmate at the jail.
  • Mail a money order directly to the jail that is made payable to the inmate.

Programs For Inmates

Programming information for the Monroe County Jail is not publicly available.

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Careers at Monroe 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 Monroe County Jail, click here.