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detention center

The Craighead County Detention Center began housing inmates in 1989. The goal of the Craighead County Detention Center is to create a safe, secure and humane environment for both staff members and inmates. 

The detention facility houses a maximum of 346 inmates, with a separation of felon status male, misdemeanor status male, special needs male inmates, female felony and misdemeanor status inmates and a separate Juvenile facility.  In 2007, the quorum court approved a 1.8 million dollar expansion to the booking department, raising the total capacity to 360 inmates.

There are supervising pods for each classification of inmates: Felony, Misdemeanor, Special Needs Housing and Juvenile Inmates. We have 73 officers supervising 4 shifts, assigned at 12 hours per shift.

The Craighead County Detention Center has medical staff under the direction of a supervising Medical Director to effectively control inmate’s emergency medical needs while housed at the detention facility.

Inmate meal services are under a contracted entity, Tiger Correctional Services, Inc.  Tiger implements a suitable meal service program, under mandates of the Criminal Detention Facility Review Commission ensuring all inmates decided by their class receive the proper caloric intake, meeting nutritional and special dietary needs.  Tiger Correctional also serves the inmates commissary needs separate from meal services.  Inmates are allowed to order hygiene and snack items from Tiger on Monday and Thursday of each week.  Inmates will receive their orders on Tuesday and Friday of each week.

Craighead County Detention Center contact information:


901 Willett Road

Jonesboro, AR 72401


(870) 933-4556 AUTOMATED SERVICE

(870) 933-7721 BOOKING DEPT.


Inmates will be allowed one visit per week.
You will be asked the inmates first and last names.

Dress code for women: only conservatively-dressed ladies will be allowed to visit inmates. 

Anyone 12 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
You must leave a state-issued ID or other official form of identification in order to visit. 

Only four people are allowed to visit an inmate at a time.

Male visitation: Friday (8:30 to 10:30 a.m.) Saturday and Sunday (1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)

Female visitation: Thursday (8:30 to 10:30 a.m.) Saturday (8:30 to 10:30 a.m.)


Inmate Telephones

Inmates can only call collect.

 If you have inmate phone related questions, please call 1-800-844-6591.

Send mail

Including inmate's name, send correspondence to:
Inmate Name
901 Willett Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401

No packages are allowed; only letters may be sent to inmates. Include your full name in the return address.

Inmates may send out standard U.S. mail and Legal mail daily with the exception of Sunday.

Jail Administrator
Brett Duncan
(870) 933-4526
Extension: 204
Assistant Administrator
Matt Hall
(870) 933-4526
Extension: 203
Nikki Hughes
(870) 933-4526
Extension: 214