AR DOC-Cummins Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: July 10, 2024
2540 Hwy 388, Gould, AR 71643
Mailing Address
PO Box 500, Grady, AR 71644-0500

Cummins 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 Cummins Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 870-850-8899.

Located at 2540 Hwy 388 in Gould, AR, Cummins Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Cummins 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-Cummins 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 Cummins Unit, operated by the Arkansas Department of Corrections (AR DOC) in Jefferson County, is a state prison accommodating multiple custody levels, including minimum, medium, and maximum security inmates, with a holding capacity of 1,876 individuals. Historically, Cummins housed Arkansas's male death row until 1986, after which it was transferred to the Tucker Maximum Security Unit and later to the Varner Unit. The female death row is currently located at the McPherson Unit. As one of the state's "parent units" for male prisoners, Cummins serves as one of several units of initial assignment for processed male prisoners.

Within this facility, there is a separate barracks designated for inmates requiring mental health management. Educational programs are offered to inmates, including opportunities to earn basic and GED-level educations.

Cummins Unit provides a variety of programs for inmate participation, notably including a robust agricultural program. Inmates have the opportunity to engage in agricultural activities such as livestock, field crops, vegetable crops, feed milling, slaughterhouse operations, poultry and swine management, cow-calf operations, hot house cultivation, dairy farming, creamery work, and pecan farming. Additionally, the facility hosts a canine unit, allowing inmates to work with dogs. Studies have shown that working with animals can aid in socialization and empathy development among inmates.

Operational programs at Cummins Unit extend beyond agriculture and animal care. They encompass industry-related activities such as vinyl bindery, silk screening, garment factory work, and monogramming. Additionally, the facility offers mental health programs, recreational programs, restrictive housing barracks, and the Think Legacy Program, along with faith-based principles and the Applications for Life (PAL) Program, aimed at supporting inmates' personal development and rehabilitation.

Inmate Locator

Cummins 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 Cummins Unit are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 870-850-8899, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Gould. 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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