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.
|Jail Administrator Steven Rorex|
Steven J Rorex Is the Jail Administrator at the Poinsett County Detention Center, with the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to working as Jail Administrator Steven J Rorex worked as a reserve Deputy, part time Deputy, and a Deputy for Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office. . Steven is a Certified DARE and SRO officer. Steven is a member of the Arkansas Association of Jail Administrators and a member of the NRA. He holds a Certificate of Police Training and a Certificate of Proficiency in Law Enforcement from BRTC where he also received an AS degree in Criminal Justice. Steven is a retired educator of 27 years. Steven has a BSE in Physical Education and an MSE in Educational Leadership, both from Arkansas State University. Steven is married to Jackie Rorex and has two daughters.