AR DOC-Grimes Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: February 29, 2024
Address
300 Corrections Dr, Newport, AR 72112
Beds
1012
County
Jackson
Phone
870-523-5877
Fax
870-523-8302
Mailing Address
300 Wackenhut Way, Newport, AR 72112-3349

Grimes 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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Located at 300 Corrections Dr in Newport, AR, Grimes Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Grimes 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-Grimes 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 Grimes Unit, located in Newport, Jackson County, is a medium- to maximum-security state prison for men operated by the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Adjacent to the McPherson Unit (for women), it has a capacity of 1,012 inmates, with a significant portion being technical parole violators who returned to prison due to violating parole terms.

At Grimes Unit, inmates have access to a wide range of treatments, programs, and vocational studies. This includes substance abuse treatment, educational classes, and participation in an agricultural and gardening program. Additionally, vocational skills are offered through the industry program and ICC garage.

Operational activities at the Grimes Unit encompass various initiatives such as Agriculture focusing on garden and bee operations, the Faith-Based Principles and Applications for Life (PAL) Program, GED Program in collaboration with Arkansas State University, the Inmate Council, Mental Health Groups, Regional Maintenance, Story Book Project, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, the Think Legacy Program, and Vo-Tech vocational training.

For directions to the Grimes Unit from Little Rock, travelers are advised to head approximately 100 miles north on Highway 67 North. Upon reaching Exit 83, Highway 384, they should turn right and travel approximately 2 ½ miles before turning left onto 384S (300 Corrections Drive), where the Grimes Unit is located on the left.

Inmate Locator

Grimes 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 Grimes Unit are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 870-523-5877, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Newport. 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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