Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility

The Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility is an Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) prison located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. It has a capacity of 562, and the facility used to serve as the Jefferson County, Arkansas jail.

This facility is named after former Drew County state rep and Jefferson County circuit court judge, Randall L. Williams. He was also the chairperson of the board of ADC from 1993 to 2000.

Sometimes, the ADC uses this facility as additional intake space.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility 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 person who is incarcerated at this facility to find out their specific visit day and time.

An inmate may have up to 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 Randall L Williams, the first thing you need to do is talk to your incarcerated loved one via phone or mail and ask them to send you a visitation application.

Once you receive the application, fill it out completely and mail it to the Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility Visitation Clerk at the address provided on the form. Do not mail the completed form directly to the inmate.

After your application is submitted, 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

The most important thing to remember when visiting your person at Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility is to bring photo identification. If you are 12 years or older, you must have photo ID or else you will be denied the visit.

The only things you can bring into the visiting room are:

  • One 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 photo 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:

You must dress modestly for a visit because provocative clothing is strictly prohibited. Things like halter-tops, tank tops, sleeveless tops, hats, shorts, mini-skirts/dresses, see-through clothing, leggings, jeggings, or camouflage attire are not allowed, and the guards will not let you into the visiting room if you are wearing any of these items.

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. Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility 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

Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility
7206 West 7th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/mEzPr6ResiXdG6qJ8

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name and ADC Number
Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility
7206 West 7th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

It is the policy of the Arkansas Department of Correction to permit inmates to correspond with family, friends, etc.. with a minimum of interference consistent with the legitimate security needs of the facility; however, the increasing use of illegal drugs has led to the need to limit incoming paper correspondence.

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 of copy paper (images are on front and back), which will include a copy of the envelope and the correspondence.

Be sure to use dark ink only (black or blue ink) because pencils and light markers do not copy well.

You can only mail short (1-3 pages) letters to an inmate at Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility. All books, magazines, newspapers and catalogs must be mailed directly from the publisher or vendor.

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 Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility 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


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.


If you want to send money to an inmate 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.

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • GED Program

GED classes are offered at Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility 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.

  • Paws in Prison Program

Some inmates have the opportunity to become trainers of rescue dogs in the Paws in Prison program. Inmate trainers work with the dogs on proper socialization and basic obedience skills to help improve their chances of adoption.

  • Principles and Applications for Life (PAL) Program

The PAL Program is faith-based and includes worship services, religious materials, and counseling services. The focus is on daily living, character qualities, parenting, financial affairs, and everyday decisions that affect your life.

  • 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 inmates have the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace.

Other programs include Regional Maintenance, Juvenile Inmate Program, and Substance Abuse Treatment Program.

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Careers at Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at the Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility by visiting their website.