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Detention Center

Our primary duty is to serve our community by providing a safe, secure facility where people are treated with dignity, respect, and learn to be accountable for their actions. 

The county detention center houses those charged and awaiting trial, those arrested on warrants, those serving sentences at the county detention center, those placed on holds by Parole and Probation, those sentenced to and awaiting beds in the state prison system or Community Corrections, those sentenced by municipal courts in our county as well as others placed here on holds for other agencies.

The detention center can house subjects accused of all levels of charges. We are responsible for securely holding all of these individuals as well as providing a safe environment. Pretrial confinement is not for punishment purposes. It is merely to assure that the arrestee appears in court. Sentenced inmates, on the other hand, are here as punishment for their offense. It is the responsibility of the deputies and civilian staff to make productive use of the inmates time, but not to inflict further punishment upon them.


Poinsett County Booking Officers

Booking Officers


How to Send Mail to an Inmate

The changes are being made to streamline the operations of the Sheriff’s Office, improve communications, and ensure the safety and well-being of inmates and staff.

To maintain the security and safety of the inmates and staff, effective August 13, 2018 all inmate postal mail must be sent to the following address:


Smart Communications - Poinsett County Detention Center


1490 Union Avenue # 606

Memphis, Tennessee 38104  

The Inmates Name and ID number must be clearly Printed on the outside of the envelope or postcard to ensure the mail is posted to the correct account. 

All regular inmate postal mail (Postcards, Letters, Greeting Cards, etc.) will be scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view their postal mail via the inmate kiosks. 

Upon release inmates can login into the public website at and enter their inmate number and password and download their Photos, Messages, and Postal Mail for FREE!