Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Newport, Arkansas
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615 Second Street Newport, Arkansas 72112

Administrative Office Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Detention Center

The Jackson County Jail and Detention Center is under the supervision and direction of Mike Smith, the Jail Administrator.

All persons who are arrested within Jackson County and taken into custody are transported to the Detention Center for booking and incarceration. The Detention Center consists of two 10 bed housing areas for male inmates and one 3 bed housing area for female inmates. There are also three isolation cells, a drunk tank, and a suicide watch cell. 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.

The Detention Center has a nurse practitioner, who comes to the jail to address inmate medical needs. In addition, there is a full kitchen where all meals are prepared for inmates.

Mike Smith
Jail Administrator
Smith came to work for the Jackson County Detention Center in January of 2012 as a detention officer. In 2012, Officer Smith was promoted to Jail Administrator. He was elected by his peers as the Vice President of the Arkansas Jail Administrators Association in January 2015. Smith also holds accreditation through the State of Arkansas and Nationally through the National Institute of Corrections. 


Clayton Loggains
Detention Officer
Dillon Slagley
Detention Officer
Steven Schlotzhauer
Detention Officer
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Kendall "Kye" Billings
Detention Officer



Additional Information:

Inmate visitation schedule.pdf
Inmate Items.pdf
Inmate Visitation Rules.pdf