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Independence County Jail & Detention Center

Independence County Jail & Detention Center
569 West Main Street
Batesville, AR 72501

870-612-6880

The Independence County Jail & Detention Center is the main jail in Independence County Arkansas. While the police in the cities and towns in Independence County can arrest and detain offenders, the Independence County Jail & Detention Center is the facility that is accredited by Arkansas to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Independence County Jail & Detention Center, located at:
569 West Main Street
Batesville, AR 72501 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 870-612-6880.

The main reason that people call 870-612-6880 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Independence County Jail & Detention Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Independence County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Independence County Jail & Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Independence County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Independence County Jail & Detention Center has approximately 1600 bookings, with a daily average of 80 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 20.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Independence County Jail & Detention Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Independence County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Arkansas Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Independence County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Arkansas Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How Do Inmates in Independence County Jail & Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Independence County, or to assist them in making phone calls from jail to other people, follow these steps:

  • Independence County Jail & Detention Center uses the services of Correct Solutions Group.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-618-3516
  • Services for Independence County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards for your inmate or depositing money into an inmate's commissary account..

For all the information regarding phone calls with Independence County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to visit an inmate in Independence County Arkansas using Remote Video Visitation 

To visit an inmate in Independence County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Independence County Jail & Detention Center uses a video visitation service called JailATM.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Independence County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with JailATM.
  • Once you register, choose the option for 'Video Calls' or Video Visits and you will be prompted for the information required, which will include copies of your state issued ID and more. 
  • Note: While JailATM also offers the following inmate services, Independence County Jail & Detention Center may or may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm.
  • Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
    1.  You Can Send Money
         Independence County Jail & Detention Center may have an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center lobby.
    2.  You Can Send Gift Packs
         Independence County Jail & Detention Center may have an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow these to be sent to your inmate.
    3.  You Can Email Inmate
         Independence County Jail & Detention Center may have an agreement with JailATM which handles secure messaging between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow emailing your inmate.
  • Customer Support: 877-810-0914.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using JailATM to visit a Independence County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center?

To send messages to a Independence County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Independence County Jail & Detention Center contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Independence County Jail & Detention Center account.
 

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Independence County Jail & Detention Center.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Independence County Jail & Detention Center.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Independence County Jail & Detention Center.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Independence County Jail & Detention Center.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Independence County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Independence County Jail & Detention Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Independence County Jail & Detention Center supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Independence County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Independence County Jail & Detention Center, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Independence County Jail & Detention Center adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Independence County Jail & Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Arkansas Independence 80


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

569 West Main Street
Batesville, AR 72501


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Adult Probation: 501-362-3472

Court: 870-793-8875

District Attorney: 870-793-8870

Jail (Main): 870-698-2461

Juvenile Probation: 501-362-3472

Sheriff: 870-698-2461

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Independence County Detention Center
569 West Main Street
Batesville, AR 72503


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center in Arkansas?
There are 80 inmates in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center in Arkansas. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Independence County Jail & Detention Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Independence County Jail & Detention Center in Arkansas every year?
In 2021, a total of 1600 offenders were booked into the Independence County Jail & Detention Center in Arkansas. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center.

How many people work at the Independence County Jail & Detention Center in Arkansas?
The Independence County Jail & Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 20. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Arkansas law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Independence County Jail & Detention Center in Arkansas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Independence County Jail & Detention Center in Arkansas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Independence County Jail & Detention Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 870-612-6880 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Arkansas prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Independence County Jail & Detention Center in Arkansas?
The Independence County Jail & Detention Center address and phone number is: 569 West Main Street
Batesville, AR 72501. Their phone number is 870-612-6880. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Independence County Jail & Detention Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Independence County Jail & Detention Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Independence County Jail & Detention Center?
Call 870-612-6880 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Independence County Jail & Detention Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Independence County Jail & Detention Center.

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