Pulaski County Juvenile Detention Center
Carma Gardner

3001 W. Roosevelt
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 340-6691

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I send food? 

A: No. The Juvenile Detention Center provides 3 meals plus a snack daily. 

Q: How do I put money on my child’s “books” for commissary? 

A: We do not have a commissary. See our parent information page for a list of items that the detention center provides and what parents are required to provide. 

Q: Can my child that is detained have visits from his/her other family members?

A: Visitation is approved for parents, grandparents and legal guardians only. See our parent information page for more information.

Q: Can you tell me if my child is there? 

A: We do not give any juvenile information out to anyone, no exceptions.  When a juvenile comes into our center, we contact the parents to let them know that they are here. 

Q: How can I talk to my child? 

A: Visitation is every day between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. including weekends and holidays.  Collect telephone calls are made between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. nightly.  Contact 1-866-230-7761 to set up account.

Q: Can I bring my child books and magazines? 

A: No. Each housing unit and classroom has an assortment of books and magazines for the juvenile’s use. 

Q: My child is on prescription medication, what do I need to do?

A: If your child is taking prescription medication, we ask that you bring the medication in the medicine bottle with the prescription on it.  We will record the information from the bottle and return it to you.  The information will be provided to our medical staff. 

Q: Can my pastor visit my child? 

A: Yes. We allow clergy to visit juveniles with the approval of the parent; minister credentials must be presented in order to visit.