The Monroe County Detention Facility is located at 200 South Main Street in Clarendon, Arkansas.
The building of the current facility started in 1987 and was finished in 1988. The "Old Jail", as we like to call it, is located behind the current jail. In July of 1988 the inmates being housed in the "Old Jail" were moved to the new facility when the businesses across from it burned and smoke was getting in the jail.
The Detention Facility houses both adult male and female inmates. It is a long term facility with a capacity of 40 inmates. All persons who are arrested and taken into custody are transported to the Detention Facility for booking and incarceration. The Detention Facility holds pre-trail detainees and post-conviction inmates who are serving sentences or awaiting transport to Arkansas Department of Correction.
The inmates are not allowed to smoke. The facility has a full time kitchen where three adequate meals a day are prepared by facility approved housed inmates who have earned "trustee" status.
Each inmate is allowed a twenty (20) minute visit. They are allowed five (5) visitors per visitation list.
Each visitor is required to show valid picture ID.
Inmates are allowed to receive money to go towards their commissary fund. All monies are to be in the form of a money order.
The Monroe County Detention Facility is also the heart of all Monroe County communications. It handles all public service calls, radio traffic, 911 and fire calls for the Sheriff's Office, Clarendon Police and Fire Department, Holly Grove Police and Fire Department, Maddox Bay and Roe Fire Department. It also assists with radio traffic for the Arkansas State Police, Game & Fish, Arkansas Highway Patrol and the 1st Judicial Drug Task Force.