The history of the Desha County Jail dates back over a century ago. The old facility was constructed in around 1910. The facility was made out of brick. It has the Renaissance Revival style. The facility back then was a three-story jail and had a one-story porch alongside thin columns and brick piers. Many people say that this old Desha County Jail is a haunted facility.
The facility held many, many inmates over the years. They’ve even done their fair share of executions as well. The last execution that happened in the facility was back in 1949. This old Desha County Jail closed their doors back in 2007 and sat empty since then.
Fast forward to the present time, in the 2000s, the county decided that they needed a bigger and better facility to house their inmates. Desha County’s new jail is state of the art. They house adult male and adult female inmates. The female inmate population has grown to about 10-percent in the Desha County Jail alone.
The Desha County Jail is in Arkansas City, Arkansas. The Desha County Sheriff’s Office is the law enforcement agency in charge of the day to day operation of the Desha County Jail. There is a total of 22,512 living inside the county.
Desha County Sheriffs Office
|Address:||604 President Street, Dermott, Arkansas, 71638|
Inmate Mailing Address
Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Desha County Jail
604 Robert S. Morris Avenue PO Box 417, Arkansas City, AR, 71630
Desha County Jail Prison Information
|Jail Name||Desha County Jail|
|Jail Type||County Jail|
|Location||604 Robert S. Morris Avenue PO Box 417, Arkansas City, AR, 71630|
|Sunday||7:30 Am to 2:30 PM|
|Monday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Friday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:30 Am to 2:30 PM|