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White County Detention Center
1600 East Booth
Searcy, AR 72143

501-279-6279

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

The White County Detention Center, located at:
1600 East Booth
Searcy, AR 72143 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 501-279-6279.

The main reason that people call 501-279-6279 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 White 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 White 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 White County Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in White County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the White County Detention Center has approximately 6600 bookings, with a daily average of 330 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 82.

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 White 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 White 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 White 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 White 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 Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in White County Detention Center

To communicate by text or email with an White 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 White County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the White County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • White 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 White 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 Do Inmates in White County Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

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

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


 

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

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

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

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where White 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 White 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 White 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 White 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. 

White County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Arkansas White 330


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1600 East Booth
Searcy, AR 72143


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 501-279-6287

Sheriff: 501-279-6287

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
White County Detention Center
1600 East Booth
Searcy, AR 72143


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the White County Detention Center in Arkansas?
There are 330 inmates in the White 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, White 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 White County Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the White County Detention Center in Arkansas every year?
In 2021, a total of 6600 offenders were booked into the White 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 White County Detention Center.

How many people work at the White County Detention Center in Arkansas?
The White County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 82. 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 White County Detention Center in Arkansas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the White County Detention Center in Arkansas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the White County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL White 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 501-279-6279 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 White County Detention Center in Arkansas?
The White County Detention Center address and phone number is: 1600 East Booth
Searcy, AR 72143. Their phone number is 501-279-6279. 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 White County Detention Center.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the White County Detention Center?
Call 501-279-6279 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at White 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 White County Detention Center.

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