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Jefferson County Detention Center

Jefferson County Detention Center
300 East 2nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

870-541-4620

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

The Jefferson County Detention Center, located at:
300 East 2nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 870-541-4620.

The main reason that people call 870-541-4620 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 Jefferson County 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Jefferson County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Jefferson County Detention Center has approximately 6300 bookings, with a daily average of 315 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 78.

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 Jefferson County 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Jefferson County Detention Center uses the services of HOMEWAV.
  • Register with them online or call them at 844-394-6639
  • Agents are available from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Jefferson County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits or Purchasing Calling Cards.

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


 

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Jefferson County Detention Center

To communicate by text or email with an Jefferson County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Jefferson County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Jefferson County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Jefferson County Detention Center will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Jefferson County Detention Center inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


 

How to Visit or Email an Inmate in Jefferson County Arkansas or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit or email an inmate in Jefferson County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Jefferson County Detention Center uses a video visitation service called HomeWav.
  • Register and Sign Up Here.
  • Complete all steps of the registration process to get full access to Jefferson County Detention Center inmate communication services.
  • Add ‘Talk to me Funds’ to your account using your credit or debit card.
  • Then you just wait for your Jefferson County inmate to communicate.
    How do you add Funds to your account?
  • Once you are logged in, click “Add Talk to Me Funds".
  • Type in the amount of dollars you want to add to your account.
  • Click “Update”.
  • Choose a way to pay (Credit, debit, or prepaid card).

Who do you contact if you are having any problems arranging the remote video visit, phoning or emailing of an inmate in Jefferson County?
Call HomeWav support at 314-764-2872, or toll free 844-394-6639.
Monday – Friday 
9:00AM to 6:00PM EST
Saturday – Sunday 
8:00AM to 6:00PM EST

NOTE: All communications between you and your inmate at Jefferson County Detention Center will be recorded and stored. Do not discuss your inmate's case or other sensitive information as it can be used against them (or you) in court.

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


 

How to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Jefferson County Detention Center

To purchase commissary for an inmate in Jefferson County follow these instructions:

  • Go to Tiger Services Online.
  • Choose Arkansas.
  • Select Jefferson County Detention Center.
  • Click on 'Order Commissary'.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Enter your billing information.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for Jefferson County Detention Center to complete your transaction.

For more detailed information on Ordering Commissary, Depositing Money, Setting up Phone & Visitation Accounts; costs, fees, restrictions, rules and more with Tiger Commissary Services, check out our Commissary Page.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Jefferson County Detention Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Jefferson County 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County 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. 

Jefferson County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Arkansas Jefferson 315


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

300 East 2nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 870-541-5348

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate'a first and last name
c/o W.C. “Dub Brassell Adult Detention Center
300 E. 2nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Jefferson County Detention Center in Arkansas?
There are 315 inmates in the Jefferson County 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, Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Detention Center in Arkansas every year?
In 2021, a total of 6300 offenders were booked into the Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County Detention Center.

How many people work at the Jefferson County Detention Center in Arkansas?
The Jefferson County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 78. 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 Jefferson County Detention Center in Arkansas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Jefferson County Detention Center in Arkansas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Jefferson County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Jefferson County 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 870-541-4620 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 Jefferson County Detention Center in Arkansas?
The Jefferson County Detention Center address and phone number is: 300 East 2nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601. Their phone number is 870-541-4620. 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 Jefferson County Detention Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County Detention Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Jefferson County Detention Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Jefferson County Detention Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Jefferson County Detention Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Jefferson County Detention Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Jefferson County Detention Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Jefferson County Detention Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Jefferson County Detention Center?
Call 870-541-4620 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Jefferson County 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 Jefferson County Detention Center.

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