White County Jail

The White County Jail (also known as the White County Detention Center) is located in Searcy, Arkansas and is operated by the White 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 White County Jail after they are arrested for crimes ranging from violations to misdemeanors to felonies. The average daily population is 315.

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 White 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 White County Jail as punishment for their offense.

To find out if your loved one is being held at the White County Jail, click here to download the inmate roster app. 

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 at the White County Jail is all done via video, and must be set up at www.smartjailmail.com.  Each inmate is allowed one free visit on-site per week.  Other visits must be paid for by the visitor, and can be done either on-site or remotely.

Physical Address

White County Jail
1600 E Booth Suite 100
Searcy, AR 72143

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/ufq5bp2ExhEEbxiv7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

White County Detention Facility (Arkansas)
Inmate Name
Inmate ID Number (Jacket #)
1490 Union Avenue, #606
Memphis, TN 38104

Inmate mail at the White County Jail is processed through Smart Communications. The actual mail is not delivered to the inmate. Instead, it is scanned electronically so the inmate can read it on a kiosk inside the cell block.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the White County Jail, but they do have access to phones and can make outgoing collect calls. 

Customer Care for inmate telephone accounts can be reached by calling (877) 618-3516 or online at www.regentpay.com. If you open an account and tie the funds to your phone number, the inmate will only be able to call you. If you put the funds in the inmate's name, they will be able to call anyone.

How to Send Money

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

  • Visit the lobby of the White County Jail and drop off cash, money order, or cashier's check for your inmate. 
  • Go online to www.tigercommissary.com 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 White County Jail page.
  • 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 White 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 White County Jail, click here

The salary range for a jailer is between $30,000 and $36,000, and the position is considered entry-level. Deputy sheriffs have a salary range of $36,000 to $41,000 and are sworn officers of the law. 

You must live within 30 minutes of the White County line to be eligible for employment with the White County Sheriff's Department. Jailers must be at least 18 years of age, and deputies must be at least 21. 

When applying, your background will be checked for: driving record, drug use, theft, criminal history, and past employment.