The Mission of the Independence County Sheriff's Jail Division is to provide service to the community by insuring the safe and secure incarceration of persons taken into confinement by order of a qualified court or otherwise allowed by law.
The Independence County Jail primarily houses inmates who:
- Are jailed and waiting to post bond
- Are jailed and waiting for trial
- Have been convicted and sentenced for up to one year
- Are state prisoners. Through a contract with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, these prisoners are housed in Independence County to releave overcrowding of state prisons, and are utilized by Independence County for cost effective labor.
Confinement will be humane and constitutional as mandated by the United States Constitution, Federal and State Statues, and applicable case law. The Sheriff of Independence County upholds the philosophy of confinement being punishment in and of itself.
Rules of conduct and behavior of inmates, as promulgated by the Arkansas Jail Standards, will be observed. Professionally trained personnel will staff the division. Every effort will be made to meet both the physical and mental needs of all inmates.