Clay County
Sheriff's Office
Piggott, Arkansas
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268 South 2nd Ave.
Piggott, Arkansas 72454

Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I address a letter to an inmate that is at the Clay County Detention Center?

Inmates Name

268 South Second Ave

Piggott, AR 72454

How can I put money on an inmates account?

Clay County Sheriff’s Department offers many ways to send money and commissary to inmates. You are able to bring money directly to the Clay County Detention Center or online at

What are policies on inmate correspondence?

All incoming and outgoing correspondence will go through the postal system. All personal incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband. Incoming mail will be given to inmates within twenty-four hours of when it is received and inspected, excluding weekends and holidays.  Any mail that is dirty or stained will be considered contaminated and returned to the sender.

Photographs may be sent to an inmate through the mail. Such photographs may not exceed four by six inches in size. Larger pictures will be returned to sender. A maximum of five photographs will be allowed per inmate. The pictures may not contain violence, nudity, sexual acts, or gang-related activities including hand signs.

Mail that contains any of the following will be rejected:

Prohibited items include: Mail with lipstick imprinted on it, Odor-causing substances like perfume or cologne that permeate the mail, Stickers, labels, or anything with adhesive, Torn-out book, magazine or newspaper clippings or pages, Flowers, candy, food, or any perishables, Blank stationery, envelopes, Post-it Notes, Staples, Paper Clips, Glitter, Tape, Plastic, Metal

Contraband that is illegal will result in criminal charges being filed. Contraband that is not of a criminal nature will be returned to the sender.

Items Considered Contraband:

  • Narcotics, marijuana, handcuff keys, blades, postage stamps, stickers, etc.
  • Pictures or photographs may not contain violence, nudity, sexual acts, or gang-related activities including hand signs, decorative stickers, etc.
  • Mail tainted with perfume, cologne, or any other type of substance, including correction fluid, gel ink, or written in crayon etc.