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Union County Detention Center
250 American Road
El Dorado, AR 71730

870-864-1987

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

The Union County Detention Center, located at:
250 American Road
El Dorado, AR 71730 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 870-864-1987.

The main reason that people call 870-864-1987 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union County Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Union County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Union County Detention Center has approximately 4300 bookings, with a daily average of 215 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 53.

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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Union County

To purchase commissary online for an Union County Detention Center inmate, follow these instructions:

  • Start here and click ‘PLACE ORDER in CommissaryDeposit.com
  • Choose Arkansas
  • Choose Union County Detention Center
  • View the date your order will be delivered, then click ‘NEXT’.
  • Search for, then Select your inmate from the Union County Detention Center list.
  • Choose the amount to send.
  • Register, and Pay for the deposit transaction

Note: You will be charged a fee to purchase commissary for your Union County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can spend, usually about $250.00. 
Items you may Purchase from CommissaryDeposit.com:

  • Clothing - thermals, underwear, bras, shoes.
  • Stationary, envelopes, stamps, playing cards, board games
  • Toiletries, hygiene, reading glasses, medicated creams, aspirin
  • Soda, energy drinks, coffee, packaged meat & fish, soups, cookies, chips, pastries.

Contact Information
Customer Support page.
Customer Support phone:   912-584-6102
Email - [email protected]
Customer Support Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum purchases and all the information you need to know regarding purchasing commissary for your inmate in Union County, go to our Inmate Commissary Page for details.


 

How to Have Remote Video Visits with an Inmate in Union County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Union County Detention Center inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with City Tele Coin.
  • City Tele Coin has excellent quality video visits between your home device and a video terminal in the inmate's housing area.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages and use them to make and receive phone calls with your Union County inmate.
  • This is a fee based service.
  • For more information, you can call City Telecoin from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM CST by dialing 318-746-1114, or email them: [email protected].
  • Visit Inmate 'at the jail' information.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding visiting with an inmate (both at the jail and remotely) in Union County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All video visits are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some video visits providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.


 

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in Union County

To register and sign up for a phone account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Union County Detention Center inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with City Tele Coin.
  • City Tele Coin Phone Services include Prepaid Accounts and Calling Cards for your inmate in Union County Detention Center to call you and others.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages with your inmate.
  • This is a fee based service, but regular calls are capped at $0.21 per minute and collect calls capped at $0.25 per minute.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Union County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All phone conversations and messages are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.


 

How to Purchase Commissary or Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Union County

To purchase commissary online or deposit money in an Union County Detention Center inmate's commissary account follow these instructions:

  • Start here and click ‘PLACE ORDER in CommissaryDeposit.com
  • Choose Arkansas
  • Choose Union County Detention Center
  • View the date your order will be delivered, then click ‘NEXT’.
  • Search for, then Select your inmate from the Union County Detention Center list.
  • Choose the amount to send.
  • Register, and Pay for the deposit transaction

Note: You will be charged a fee to send money or purchase commissary for your Union County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can send and/or spend. 
Items you may Purchase from CommissaryDeposit.com:

  • Clothing - thermals, underwear, bras, shoes.
  • Stationary, envelopes, stamps, playing cards, board games
  • Toiletries, hygiene, reading glasses, medicated creams, aspirin
  • Soda, energy drinks, coffee, packaged meat & fish, soups, cookies, chips, pastries.

Contact Information
Customer Support page.
Customer Support phone:   912-584-6102
Email - [email protected]
Customer Support Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum deposits and all the information you need to know regarding depositing money for your inmate or purchasing Commissary online in Union County, go to our Inmate Commissary Page or our Send Money to an Inmate Page for details.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate's Commissary Account in Union County

To deposit money in an Union County Detention Center inmate's commissary account follow these instructions:

  • Start here and click ‘DEPOSIT MONEY’ in CommissaryDeposit.com
  • Choose Arkansas
  • Choose Union County Detention Center
  • View the date your order will be delivered, then click ‘NEXT’.
  • Search for, then Select your inmate.
  • Choose the amount to send.
  • Register, and Pay for the deposit transaction

Note: You will be charged a fee to send money to your Union County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can send. 

Contact Information
Customer Support page.
Customer Support phone:   912-584-6102
Email - [email protected]
Customer Support Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum deposits and all the information you need to know regarding depositing money for your inmate in Union County, go to our Send Money Page for details.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Union County Detention Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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. 

Union County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Arkansas Union 215


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

250 American Road
El Dorado, AR 71730


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Front Office: 870-864-1992

Booking Fax: 870-881-4096

Booking: 870-881-4096

Jail (Main): 870-864-1992

Sheriff: 870-864-1992

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Union County Detention Center
250 American Road
El Dorado, AR 71730


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Union County Detention Center in Arkansas?
There are 215 inmates in the Union 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, Union 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 Union County Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Union County Detention Center in Arkansas every year?
In 2021, a total of 4300 offenders were booked into the Union 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 Union County Detention Center.

How many people work at the Union County Detention Center in Arkansas?
The Union County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 53. 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 Union County Detention Center in Arkansas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Union County Detention Center in Arkansas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Union County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Union 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 870-864-1987 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 Union County Detention Center in Arkansas?
The Union County Detention Center address and phone number is: 250 American Road
El Dorado, AR 71730. Their phone number is 870-864-1987. 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 Union County Detention Center.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Union County Detention Center?
Call 870-864-1987 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Union 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 Union County Detention Center.

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