The Crittenden County Detention center is a 350 bed facility attached to the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department at 350 Afco Road. Visitors access to the facility is through the common lobby for the jail and Sheriff’s Office facility that is shared with the Sheriff’s Office. Click here for more information regarding visitation.
The center houses male and female adult detainees for misdemeanor and felony violations. Juvenile detainees are housed in an associated facility that is physically and functionally separated from the adult facility.
Ronnie Coleman is the Jail Administrator and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Crittenden County Detention Center. Ronnie started his career as a Deputy Sheriff and worked in Patrol, Narcotics, and Violent Crimes Divisions. Following his time as a Deputy, Mr. Coleman began a career in corrections working as a Special Deputy for the United States Marshall Service in Memphis, Tennessee.
Mr. Coleman and his team strive to run the facility in an efficient manner while ensuring the safety and well being of both the detainees as well as the Jailers and other staff.
Government organizations within the county once cleared can request detainees to assist them by providing additional manpower to projects. This program reduces the cost for the using agency because they get additonal help with no cost, and the detainees time reduces at an increased rate which reduces the total cost of their sentence service to the taxpayers.
Education = Employability
The Crittenden County Detention Center offers an Adult GED program for non-violent offenders that provides them with classes aimed at improving their education which should have a positive impact on their ability to obtain employment upon release. The GED program is offered as an outreach program from the MidSouth Community College and has been well received and has good participation from the detainees. Classes are offered in the morning and evenings three to four times per week with 10 individuals in each class. Around 20 individuals per year graduate from the program and receive their GED.
The Juvenile detainees are required to attend school within the facility and teachers for that program are provided by the Marion School District.