Pine Bluff Unit

The Pine Bluff Unit is an Arkansas Department of Corrections prison located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. It has a capacity of 430, and houses minimum to medium-security offenders.

Inmates at this facility can get involved in educational programs, go to treatment, or apply for the work release program. There are also various job opportunities on the prison grounds.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at Pine Bluff Unit has the following schedule:

  • Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • There is no visitation on holidays unless the holiday falls on a regular visitation day
  • There is a rotating visit schedule, so the inmates are not allowed to have visits every time the visiting room is open.

You must talk with your friend or loved on who is incarcerated at Pine Bluff Unit to find out their specific visit day and time.

An inmate may have a maximum of four visitors during any 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

If you want to visit an inmate at Pine Bluff Unit, you need to start the process by completing a visitation application and then mailing it to the Pine Bluff Unit Visitation Clerk at the address provided on the form. Your incarcerated friend or loved one must provide you with an application.

Do not mail the completed form directly to the inmate.

Once you submit 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.

General Visit Rules

All visitors 12 and older must have a current state-issued photo ID for entry into Pine Bluff Unit. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an approved adult visitor.

The only things you can bring into a visit are:

  • 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 can’t bring cameras, pagers, cellular phones, pocket knives, or food into the facility.

Visitor Dress Code:

Visitors’ clothing must be appropriate for the age and occasion, and everyone must wear undergarments.

You must dress modestly because provocative clothing is not allowed. Halter-tops, tank tops, sleeveless tops, hats, shorts, mini-skirts/dresses, see-through clothing, leggings, jeggings, or camouflage attire is not allowed.

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

If you do not submit to a search or refuse to go through the metal detector, you will not be allowed to visit. Pine Bluff Unit randomly drug tests visitors with an Ion Scanner, and a positive scan can lead to a search of you and your vehicle.

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

Physical Address

Pine Bluff Unit
890 Free Line Drive
Pine Bluff, AR 71603-1498

Driving Directions:

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name and ADC Number
Pine Bluff Unit
890 Free Line Drive
Pine Bluff, AR 71603-1498

You can only mail letters to an inmate at Pine Bluff Unit. All books, magazines, newspapers and catalogs must be mailed directly from the publisher or vendor.

The staff photocopies all inmate mail instead of giving them your actual letter. This is to help reduce the flow of contraband into the prison. Instead, inmates receive two sheets copy paper, which will include a copy of the envelope and the correspondence.

Do not send cards, larger size paper, or anything else that won’t fit on the copy paper. Any correspondence that exceeds these limits is considered contraband, and the inmate will have thirty (30) days to pay for return postage or it 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).

You can’t mail food or care packages to an inmate. However, Arkansas DOC is part of the Inmate Package Program where you can buy a food package for your friend or loved one. During the program period, an inmate can receive up to $100 of goods through participating vendors.

Click on one of these links for a package vendor.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Pine Bluff Unit can’t receive incoming calls and are not allowed to have cell phones, but they do have access to phones. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Arkansas, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are three ways to send money to an inmate at Pine Bluff Unit.


If you want to send money to an inmate at Pine Bluff through the mail, you can send a money order (no cash or checks) along with a money order deposit slip to inmate banking at:

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

Do not send the money order directly to the inmate, the mail will be returned to you.


One of the quickest ways to send money to an inmate is through the ONLINE INMATE DEPOSIT SERVICE. You must have a credit or debit card and this method does have a processing fee.


Another option is to send money by phone using a debit or credit card. Call 1-866-250-7697, and remember, there is a small processing fee.

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • GED Program

GED classes are offered at Pine Bluff Unit and the Board of Corrections requires all inmates who do not have a high school diploma or GED to participate.

  • Think Legacy Program

The Think Legacy Program is voluntary program that inmates can sign up for when they are between six and 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.

Other programs include: Canine Unit; Construction; Gardening; Grounds Maintenance; Mental Health; Reentry Program; Warehouse; and Work Release

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Careers at Pine Bluff Unit

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