AR DOC-Ouachita River Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: February 29, 2024
100 Walco Ln, Malvern, AR 72104
Hot Spring
Mailing Address
PO Box 1630, Malvern, AR 72104

Ouachita 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 Ouachita Unit on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 501-467-3400.

Located at 100 Walco Ln in Malvern, AR, Ouachita Unit carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Ouachita 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-Ouachita River 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 Ouachita River Unit serves as an intake and classification facility for the Arkansas Department of Corrections, located in Malvern, AR. Housing 1,782 inmates, ranging from minimum to medium custody, most inmates spend only a short duration here for classification before being transferred to more permanent facilities. Due to this transient nature, visitation is often not feasible.

Despite its temporary status for inmates, the Ouachita River Unit offers a range of services aimed at rehabilitation and skill-building. These include substance abuse education, programs targeting the reduction of sexual victimization for sex offenders, and special needs programs. Inmates also have the opportunity to work with animals through the Paws program, which contributes to their rehabilitation. Educational opportunities such as earning a GED and basic adult education are available, alongside vocational programs. Inmates can engage in various jobs, including laundry processing and construction.

Operational activities at the Ouachita River Unit encompass agriculture initiatives focusing on cow/calf and forage production, hay operations, and garden operations. Other programs and services include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Programs, Central Male Intake, Construction, Dog Kennel Operations, the Faith-Based Principles and Applications for Life (PAL) Program, GED Program in partnership with the Central Arkansas Baptist Bible Institute, Hobby Craft, Inmate Council, Special Needs Unit, Reduction of Sexual Victimization Program (RSVP), Regional Maintenance, Residential Program Unit – Habilitation, Think Legacy Program, Reentry Program, and the Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE) Program. These initiatives aim to support inmate rehabilitation, education, and successful reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Ouachita 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 Ouachita Unit are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 501-467-3400, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Malvern. 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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