Van Buren County Jail

The Van Buren County Jail (also known as the Van Buren County  Detention Center) is located in Clinton, Arkansas and is operated by the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office. 

This facility houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or city law enforcement. Inmates are held at the Van Buren 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 Van Buren County Jail is not for punishment purposes. Instead, detainees who haven't been convicted and who haven't made bail are being held at the facility to make sure that they appear in court. Sentenced inmates are held at the Van Buren County Jail as punishment for their offense.

To find out if your loved one is being held at the Van Buren 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 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 usually used for minor offenses.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation hours and rules for the Van Buren County Jail have not been made publicly available. For visiting information, you must contact the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department directly.

Physical Address

Van Buren County Jail
184 Detention Drive
Clinton, Arkansas 72031

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Name
c/o Van Buren County Detention Center
184 Detention Drive
P.O. Box 451
Clinton, Arkansas 72031

How to Call an Inmate

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

  • Visit the lobby of the Van Buren 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 Van Buren 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 Van Buren 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 Van Buren County Jail, click here.