AR DOC-Benton Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: February 29, 2024
6701 Hwy 67, Benton, AR 72105-8488

Benton Unit is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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You can support your loved ones at Benton Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 501-315-2252.

Located at 6701 Hwy 67 in Benton, AR, Benton Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Benton Unit offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on AR DOC-Benton Unit so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

The Benton Unit, operated by the Arkansas Department of Corrections (AR DOC), serves as a state work release facility located in Saline County. Designed to accommodate only minimum custody level inmates, the facility offers various opportunities for inmates to earn time off their sentences through good behavior and work participation. Many of the offenders housed here are individuals with technical parole violations or are in pre-release status, preparing for their release from prison.

At the Benton Unit, inmates have access to vocational training programs focused on grounds maintenance and other relevant skills. Educational programs, including GED preparation, are available to support the academic needs of the population. Additionally, substance abuse treatment programs are offered to address underlying issues contributing to criminal behavior.

Operational activities at the Benton Unit include job placement assistance in fields such as welding, painting, shipping and receiving, mechanics, hydraulics, cooking, equipment operation, and automobile repair. The facility also engages in regional maintenance projects to support community infrastructure.

In terms of inmate services, the Benton Unit provides access to coinless telephones during designated hours, allowing inmates to make collect calls to pre-approved numbers. However, cellular phones and calling cards are strictly prohibited, and telephone privileges can be revoked for disciplinary reasons.

The facility operates an inmate commissary where inmates can purchase approved products. Proceeds from commissary sales are deposited into the Inmate Welfare Fund, which is used for the general benefit of inmates according to established regulations. Indigent inmates with limited funds in their trust accounts may qualify for the indigent commissary program.

Overall, the Benton Unit aims to provide a structured environment that facilitates inmate rehabilitation through vocational training, education, and substance abuse treatment while maintaining strict guidelines to ensure safety and security within the facility.

Inmate Locator

Benton Unit maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Benton Unit are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 501-315-2252, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Benton. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

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