The Cross County Jail and Detention Center is under the leadership and direction of Mike Bachand, serving as Jail Administrator. Full Time Staff includes 10 Dispatcher/Matrons and 10 Jailers. 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 inmates, 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. Each member of the Detention Center staff is required to complete a minimum of forty hours of state approved training to become certified Jailers. They also receive certified training in ACIC/NCIC terminal operations, Radio Dispatch Procedures, and BAC Datamaster Breathalyzer operations and procedures
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Cross County Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 870-238-5700 to ask for special consideration.