Delta Regional Unit

The Delta Regional Unit is an Arkansas Department of Correction prison located in Dermott, Arkansas that houses medium to maximum security inmates. It has a maximum capacity of 599 prisoners.

Delta Regional Unit is part of the Securus SecureView Tablet Program, which is a low-cost monthly subscription service that gives friends and family members the opportunity to lease a tablet device for their loved one.

Inmates can use the tablet to listen to music, read books, play games, and even search for a job. They can also utilize the tablet to place phone calls.

To get a tablet for an inmate, visit the Securus SecureView website HERE. Tablets are leased at a predetermined amount, on a monthly basis, as long as the inmate meets eligibility requirements and follows the rules.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at Delta Regional Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

An inmate is allowed up to four visitors during one visit, including children. However, the spouse of an inmate and all children, regardless of the number, may visit at one time.

How To Get On The Approved Visit List

To visit an inmate at Delta Regional Unit, you must complete a visitation application and then mail it to the Delta Regional Unit Visitation Clerk at the address provided on the form. Your incarcerated friend or loved one must provide you with an application.

After you mail in your application, it is processed, reviewed, and either approved or denied by the Warden. The screening process takes at least a week, and they do run a criminal history check on all prospective visitors.

It is the inmate’s responsibility to let you know if you have been approved or denied.

General Visit Rules

Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit unless they are accompanied by an approved adult visitor. All visitors 12 and older must have a current state-issued photo ID for entry into Delta Regional Unit.

Visitors are allowed to bring in only the following items:

  • clear plastic bag containing a small amount of cash for purchasing refreshments
  • prescription medication in the visitor’s name and in original pharmacy container
  • government issued identification
  • baby bottles, baby diapers, and diaper wipes
  • car keys
  • jewelry (being worn)

You are required to dress appropriately for a visit, so keep things modest or you will be denied. Provocative clothing is not allowed.

No halter-tops, tank tops, hats, shorts, mini-skirts/dresses, see-through clothing, leggings, jeggings, or camouflage attire may be worn. No sleeveless tops are allowed because shoulders must be covered at all times.

Children ten and under are allowed to wear shorts of an appropriate length.

Get ready to be searched before you enter the visiting room. If you do not submit to a search or refuse to go through the metal detector, you will not be allowed to visit.

Be aware that Delta Regional Unit randomly drug tests visitors with an Ion Scanner, and a positive scan can lead to a search of you and your vehicle.

The following items are prohibited:

  • Cameras
  • Pagers
  • cell phones
  • pocket knives
  • Food (there are vending machines available)

Any visitor unable to successfully clear all entrance procedures will be denied entry and may have their visitation privileges suspended.

Physical Address

Delta Regional Unit
880 East Gaines
Dermott, AR 71638-9505

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name and ADC Number
Delta Regional Unit
880 East Gaines
Dermott, AR 71638-9505

Full Name of Individual or Business
Street Address or P.O. Box Number
City, State and Zip Code

Envelopes that do not meet these requirements are considered contraband.

All books, magazines, newspapers and catalogs must be mailed directly from the publisher.

In order to reduce contraband, all inmate mail is photocopied by staff, so the inmate will not receive your actual letter. Instead, they will receive two sheets of 8½ x 11 inches of copy paper, which will include a copy of the envelope and three pieces of correspondence.

Do not send cards, larger size paper, or anything else that won’t fit on the copy paper. Anything that exceeds these limits is contraband, and the inmate can either pay for return postage and send it back or the mail will be destroyed.

They only make black and white copies, so be sure to write all letters in dark ink only (black or blue ink). If you use pencils or yellow markers it will reduce image quality.

You can’t mail food or care packages to an inmate. However, there is the Inmate Package Program where you can buy up to $100 of goods through participating vendors during specific periods throughout the year.

Click on one of these links for a package vendor.

You can also send your loved one emails and photos through

All correspondence is subject to review by the facility staff prior to delivery. Please ensure that your content is appropriate.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Delta Regional Unit can’t receive incoming calls and they are not allowed to have cell phones. They do have access to phones during approved hours, and they can make collect or prepaid calls to pre-approved numbers. 

There are two ways to prepay for calls: online and mail. You can set up an account on the Arkansas Department of Corrections website or you can prepay for calls by mail via money order with this form. When you use the online option, you will need a credit or debit card. Prepaid cards are not accepted.

  • The minimum deposit amount is $25.00 for a prepaid phone account.
  • No more than 2 payments will be accepted per credit card per day.
  • No more than $400 can be deposited from a single credit card per day.

If you need to send an urgent message to a friend or loved one incarcerated at Delta Regional Unit, you must notify the chaplain or mental health office about the emergency, and they will deliver the message to the inmate. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Arkansas, please click here.

How to Send Money


One of the quickest ways to send money to an inmate is through the ONLINE INMATE DEPOSIT SERVICE through the Arkansas Department of Corrections. You must have a credit or debit card and this method does have a processing fee. Prepaid cards are not accepted.


If you prefer to send money to an inmate at Delta Regional through the mail, don’t send cash or a check, and don’t send it directly to them. Instead, send a money order to Inmate Banking at this address:

Arkansas Department of Correction:
Trust Fund Centralized Banking
P.O. Box 8908
Pine Bluff, AR 71611

Money orders should be made payable to the inmate’s name and be sure to include their ADC number. You must complete a “MONEY ORDER DEPOSIT SLIP” with each money order.


Another option is to send money by phone at 1-866-250-7697. You will need a credit or debit card and there is a small processing fee.

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • GED Program

GED classes are offered at Delta Regional Unit and the Board of Correction mandates attendance for all inmates without a GED or high school diploma unless they are unable to participate due to health reasons.

  • Faith-Based Principles and Applications for Life (PAL) Program

The PAL Program (Principles and Applications for Life) includes worship services, religious materials, and counseling services, to all inmates within the ADC, by community involvement of outside representation.

The PAL program covers Principles for Daily Living, Character Qualities, Commands to Live By, Uprooting Anger and other curriculum designed to incorporate abiding change into how to approach everyday decisions and life, financial affairs, becoming a leader/servant in your home, community, church, parenting, etc.

  • Think Legacy Program

The Think Legacy Program is voluntary program that inmates can sign up for when they are 6 to 18 months from their release date.  Think Legacy Reentry provides housing of like-minded individuals that are about to transition back into communities as returning citizens.

The Think Legacy Program focuses on “key” core areas that are evidence based and will assist them with Employment Readiness, Community Resources, Social Skill Readiness, Mentoring, Cognitive Behavior Awareness through “Thinking for a Change,” Victim Impact, Budgeting, Life Skills, Healthy Relationships and Family Reunification.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

This program is for inmates who struggle with alcohol. Volunteers provide a communication channel with the community and help develop a support network for release.

  • Thread of Hope Recovery Program
  • Anger Management

A treatment program for inmates who have displayed issues in regulating their anger control.

  • Industry - Janitorial Supply; Jail Operation; Regional Maintenance

Production of industrial products and follow-up services are provided for tax supported and non-profit agencies.

  • Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE) Program

WAGETM is a work readiness program administered by the Adult Education Division of the Arkansas Department of Career Education. The program is designed to ensure that unemployed and underemployed Arkansas have the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace.

This program includes 112 basic skills competencies based on the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) which have been determined as essential by employers.

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Careers at Delta Regional Unit

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at the Delta Regional Unit by visiting their website.