AR DOC-McPherson Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: February 29, 2024
302 Corrections Dr, Newport, AR 72112

McPherson 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 McPherson Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 870-523-2639.

Located at 302 Corrections Dr in Newport, AR, McPherson Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. McPherson 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-McPherson Unit so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

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.

The McPherson Unit, located adjacent to the Newport Municipal Airport in Jackson County, is a medium-maximum state prison managed by the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Housing 971 female inmates, it shares property with the Grimes Unit. The McPherson Unit serves as the intake and classification facility for female offenders in Arkansas.

Inmates at McPherson have access to various programs aimed at rehabilitation and skill-building. This includes substance abuse and treatment programs, as well as education programs where they can obtain their GED. Additionally, the facility offers a life skills program focused on helping inmates make better decisions and acquire the skills needed for successful reintegration into society post-release. Parenting programs are also available to help inmates understand the importance of maintaining a stable household and providing their children with a better home environment, thus breaking the cycle of incarceration.

Industrial and agricultural vocational programs are offered to inmates, providing opportunities for skill development and employment readiness.

Operational activities at the McPherson Unit encompass a wide range of initiatives, including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Programs, agriculture programs focusing on vegetable processing and gardening, Dance 2B Free, GED Program in collaboration with Arkansas State University, Hobby Craft, Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) Industry, Library/Law Library services, Mental Health Groups, MIWATCH, Parenting programs, Quilts for Babies project, Recreational Programming, Regional Maintenance, Residential Program Unit, Sex Offender Female Treatment Program (SOFT), Story Book Project, Substance Abuse Therapeutic Community Program (TC), Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP), Think Legacy Program, and Vocational-Technical (Vo-Tech) programs in Cosmetology, Horticulture, Computerized Accounting, and Business Technology. These programs aim to support inmate rehabilitation, education, and skill acquisition.

Inmate Locator

McPherson 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 McPherson Unit are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 870-523-2639, 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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