Sharp County Jail

The Sharp County Jail (also known as the Sharp County Detention Center) is located in Ash Flat, Arkansas and is operated by the Sharp County Sheriff's Office. It is located directly behind the Sharp County Courthouse.

This facility houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. Cities in Sharp County include Ash Flat, Cave City, Cherokee Village, Evening Shade, Hardy, Highland, Sidney, and Wiliford.

Inmates are held at the Sharp County Jail after they are arrested for crimes ranging from violations to misdemeanors to felonies. 

The facility houses those who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial, those who have been arrested on warrants, people placed on hold by the Arkansas Department of Probation and Parole, people sentenced by county and municipal courts, and state inmates awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Corrections. 

Pretrial confinement at the Sharp County Jail is not for punishment purposes. Instead, detainees who haven't been convicted and who haven't made bail are being held to assure that they appear in court. Sentenced inmates are held at the Sharp County Jail as punishment for their offense.

The average daily inmate population is 40, with approximately 1,100 inmates being processed through the facility annually. To find out if your loved one is being held at the Sharp County Jail, please contact the Sharp County Sheriff's Office.

Posting Bond

The purpose of a bond is to make sure that an arrested person will appear at their scheduled court date when they are released 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

Visitation for inmates at the Sharp County Jail is available at the Sheriff's office lobby Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, excluding holidays.  All inmates receive one free kiosk visit per week. 

Visitation must be scheduled 24 hours in advance, and will only occur Monday-Friday during regular business hours. Visit to set up an account and schedule your visit.

The Sharp County jail wants to remind visitors that while they are on the premises, all persons and their vehicles are subject to search. Furnishing prohibited articles to inmates is a felony and will be aggressively prosecuted.

Physical Address

Sharp County Jail
84 Arnhart Street
Ash Flat, AR 72513

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(870) 994-7329

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Name
c/o Sharp County Detention Center
P.O. Box 157
Ash Flat, AR 72513

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Sharp County Jail, but they do have access to phones and can make outgoing collect calls. The inmates can also buy phone cards from the commissary.

For inmate phone/media accounts, you may visit and set up an account so your inmate can make phone calls, participate in video calls/visits, send messages, and watch movies.

How to Send Money

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

  • Visit the lobby of the Sharp County Jail and drop off cash, money order, or cashier's check for your inmate. 
  • 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 to go directly to the Sharp County Jail page. 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 or cashier's check directly to the jail, that is made payable to the inmate.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Sharp County Jail

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