Poinsett County Detention Center

The Poinsett County Detention Center is located in Harrisburg, Arkansas and is operated by the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office. The jail houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. 

Inmates are held at the Poinsett 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. 

Pretrial confinement is not for punishment purposes. It is merely to assure that the arrestee appears in court. Sentenced inmates, on the other hand, are held at the Poinsett County Detention Center as punishment for their offense.

To find out if your loved one is being held at the Poinsett County Detention Center, 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 a professional licensed bail bonding company, aka a “surety bond.” The bonding company will charge non-refundable fees that 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 and rules at the Poinsett County Detention Center are not made publicly available. Please contact the facility directly for information about visiting your inmate.

Physical Address

Poinsett County Detention Center
1500 Justice Drive
Harrisburg, AR 72432

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/mVG2WUEeE2Da1Ka1A

General Phone Number

Business Phone: 870-578-5411
24-Hour Phone: 870-578-2116

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Smart Communications - Poinsett County Detention Center
1490 Union Avenue # 606
Memphis, Tennessee 38104 

All inmate mail at the Poinsett County Detention Center is processed through SmartJailMail. The Inmate's Name and ID number must be clearly printed on the outside of the envelope or postcard to make sure the mail is posted to the correct account. 

All regular inmate postal mail (Postcards, Letters, Greeting Cards, etc.) is scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view their postal mail via the inmate kiosks. 

Upon their release, inmates can login into the SmartJailMail website and enter their inmate number and password to download their Photos, Messages, and Postal Mail for free.

How to Call an Inmate

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

  • Visit the lobby of the Poinsett 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 www.tigercommissary.com 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 add money to an inmate's commissary account, or order items that will be delivered to the inmate at the Detention Center.
  • Mail a money order directly to the Detention Center, that is made payable to the inmate.

Programs For Inmates

Programming information for the Poinsett County Detention Center is not publicly available.

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Careers at Poinsett 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 Poinsett County Detention Center, click here.