Pope County Detention Center

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Pope County Detention Center Information

The Pope County Detention Center is a 173 bed jail in the city of Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 479-968-5599, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

Phone: 479-968-5599

Physical Address:
#3 Emergency Lane
Russellville, AR 72801

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Pope County Detention Center
#3 Emergency Lane
Russellville, AR 72801

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How Do You Find Someone in the Pope County Detention Center?

To search for an inmate in the Pope County Detention Center, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 479-968-5599 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's Pope County Criminal Court Case or any other case in the state of Arkansas. 

Pope County Detention Center Inmate Search

The Pope County Detention Center maintains an average of 173 offenders in custody on any given day. The Pope County Detention Center has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Pope County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 3,460 offenders.

The following charts of Pope County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Pope County Corrections Department, the state of Arkansas Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Pope County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Pope County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Pope County Detention Center
The Pope County Detention Center in Arkansas is a medium-security correctional facility with a capacity of 183 beds, located in Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. It is operated and managed by the Pope County Sheriff's Office and houses male inmates only. Inmates convicted for crimes under Arkansas state and federal laws are held here, ranging from those with low-level misdemeanors to those incarcerated for severe offenses such as rape, robbery, etc. Visitation hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week, with two 45-minute onsite video visits allowed each week. Inmates can now put money on their books online through www.csgpay.com, and for more information regarding inmate services such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending money to inmates, visit the Pope County Sheriff's Office website. All criminal detention facility personnel must complete training equivalent to the basic jail course offered by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, and the county sheriff must also adhere to A.C.A § 12-41-503(a)-(b). Reviews from employees suggest that working at Pope County Detention Center is a positive experience.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Pope County Detention Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Pope County Detention Center, call the jail’s booking line at 479-968-5599.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Pope County Detention Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Pope County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Pope County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Pope County Detention Center?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Pope County and other Arkansas and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Pope County Detention Center will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Pope County Detention Center Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Pope County Detention Center
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Pope County Detention Center? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pope County Detention Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 479-968-5599 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Pope County Detention Center?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pope County Detention Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 479-968-5599 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Pope County Detention Center?

There are three options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a self-serve kiosk for Correct Solutions Group in the lobby that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Pope County Detention Center uses a private company called Correct Solutions Group to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.

Option 3 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone
Correct Solutions Group will accept deposits over the phone with a debit or credit card. Call 877-618-3516.
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

How Do Inmates in Pope County Detention Center Buy Phone Cards Online & Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Pope County Detention Center uses the services of Correct Solutions Group.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-618-3516
  • Services for Pope 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 Pope County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pope County Detention Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 479-968-5599 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Pope County Detention Center?

How Do Inmates in Pope County Detention Center Buy Phone Cards Online & Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Pope County Detention Center uses the services of Correct Solutions Group.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-618-3516
  • Services for Pope 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 Pope County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pope County Detention Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 479-968-5599 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Pope County Detention Center, and what can I send them?

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

To communicate by text or email with an Pope 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 Pope County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Pope County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Pope 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 Pope 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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pope County Detention Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 479-968-5599 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Pope County Detention Center, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pope County Detention Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 479-968-5599 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Pope County Detention Center using an Online Messaging Service?

Pope County Detention Center uses a secure messaging service call Smart Communications so that inmates can communicate electronically with friends and family members on the outside.


SmartMail allows inmates to communicate safely and quickly with family and friends outside of the jail, prison or detention center. Inmates send and receive electronic letters using a safe and secure computer kiosk or tablet stationed in their institution. THE COST IS JUST $0.50 CENTS; cheaper than a postage stamp and envelope.

  • The message can be sent with postage paid and will be free to open and read for the recipient.
  • Or, the message can be sent collect / "COD" for free and will be paid for by the recipient.
  • To send or receive a message you MUST open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for inmates, prisoners, or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • They will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.
  • Sending messages with SmartMail is just like sending an e-mail, except it is contained within the SmartJailMail web site. Messages can be delivered instantly or may be held for review depending on the destination facility.
  • Electronic messages are delivered much more quickly than traditional paper mail to the correctional facility so you can stay connected.

More information on how to send and receive messages and photos with an inmate.

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

To communicate by text or email with an Pope 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 Pope County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Pope County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Pope 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 Pope 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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pope County Detention Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 479-968-5599 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Pope County Detention Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Pope County Detention Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 479-968-5599 for further assistance.

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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Pope County?

Pope Newton Johnson Logan Yell Conway Van Buren Searcy
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Search for an Inmate in Pope County

This facility, known as "Pope County Detention Center" is also known as Pope County Sheriff, Pope County Criminal Court, Pope County Jail & Detention Center , Pope County Jail & Detention Center , Arkansas, Pope.