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Union County
County Jail

Union County AR Jail is classed as a medium security facility. It has a strengthened perimeter fence and electronic detection systems to ensure inmates stay within the facility. To help inmates prepare themselves to rejoin the wider community, Union County AR Jail offers a wide range of work and treatment programs.

Union County AR Jail is a County Jail used by the jurisdictions of Union to confine inmates for short periods while awaiting trial or processing. As inmates are staying for only a short period, it has fewer amenities than a jail or prison. Inmates do, however, have access to bathroom facilities and are provided with meals during their stay. Union County AR Jail may also have a common area in which inmates can socialize. Use the inmate search feature to find an inmate here.

Facility Details

250 American Road
El Dorado , AR 71730
Visitation is a privilege offered to all inmates. Visitation rules are available at the front window of the Sheriff's Office and are also posted here. Visitation times are on Saturday's for general population detainees and on Sunday's for Act 309 convicts. Visitation times are according to the detainee's housing area. It is the responsibility of the detainee to advise their visitors of the correct visitation time for his location. Department of Correction inmates participating in the Act 309 Program will observe all pertinent rules and regulations from the DOC regarding visitation. All visitors for 309's must be approved by DOC staff according to policy before visiting.
Extra Information
This facility is for adult inmates.

The Union County Detention Center is charged with safely and humanely detaining persons accused or convicted of crimes against the dignity of the State of Arkansas and the citizens of Union County. The Detention Center abides by state law and Arkansas Jail Standards in housing, feeding, and maintaining approximately 213 male and female detainees, year-round.

With only a few exceptions that are approved by the jail administrators, no items are permitted to be brought in to the detention center for detainees. All detainees are furnished with basic personal hygiene items weekly. Any other items that a detainee wishes to have must be purchased through the commissary. Commissary items are ordered and distributed once a week.

An account is maintained by detention center personnel for each detainee. Deposits to a detainee's account may be made either by a USPS money order (accepted through the mail only), by using the kiosk in the forward lobby of the Criminal Justice Facility, or online at We no longer accept deposits for detainee accounts at the front window. Please note that there is a small processing fee, charged by the commissary provider, for using either of the electronic deposit services.