In 2007, Jefferson County Officials opened the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center, a new state of the art facility that nearly triples the number of jail beds in Jefferson County. The new state of the art facility is equipped with video surveillance for monitoring detainees as well as video visitation for the visiting families of detainees. The surveillance equipment also ensures that the overall security of the facility is maintained. All persons who are arrested and taken into custody are transported to the Detention Center for booking and incarceration. The Detention Center is divided into separate housing areas for low/medium security risk males, high security risk males, and female detainees, as well as isolation and temporary holding cells. The Detention Center houses both pre-trial detainees and post-conviction inmates who are serving sentences or awaiting transport to the Arkansas Department of Corrections or Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Each detainee receives 1 visit for a period not to exceed 10 minutes scheduled each Saturday from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Visitation for misdemeanor detainees to include misdemeanor females, Department of Correction and those being held pursuant to holds placed by the United States Marshals is scheduled each Sunday from 7:30 am to 9:30 am