Benton Unit – Arkansas

Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Benton Unit? Benton Unit is a correctional facility in the Arkansas state prison system. This guide gives you about anything one might want to know about Benton Unitsuch as the following: Find out who’s in prison at Benton Unit? Visiting an inmate at Benton Unit. Benton Unit’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Benton Unit
Year Opened: 1974
State: Arkansas
County: Saline County
DOC: Arkansas Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Benton Unit. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Benton Unit, and use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone in prison to learn how to correctly address the item, and do the correct protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the appropriate directions, the letter or package might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Benton Unit
6701 Highway 67 
Benton AR, 72015-8488

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Benton Unit
6701 Highway 67 
Benton AR, 72015-8488

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 501-315-2252
Fax Number: 501-315-3736

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Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below before you try to visit an inmate.

Benton Unit
6701 Highway 67 
Benton AR, 72015-8488

Directions

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Phone Number

Benton Unit inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, but, there are times when it is necessary to have the telephone number to Benton Unit.
501-315-2252

State prison inmates may be able to make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to inmates, but there might be times when it is useful to have the fax machine number to Benton Unit.

501-315-3736

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for Benton Unit. You won’t be able to contact prisoners at this address. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 325
Total Staff: 70

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Benton Unit you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the email message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that you must follow when mailing postal mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send anything, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution staff open and inspect and read all incoming general correspondence. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security and safety or watch a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you should address a letter or package to a prisoner at Benton Unit:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Benton Unit
6701 Highway 67 
Benton AR, 72015-8488

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which serves to provide an account for inmate monies and for buying items not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may deposit funds to prisoner’s accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates money in postal mail and must send those funds to the following address and follow the rules given below:

The funds must be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, in which the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have correct prisoner information but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often changed to different prisons around the state, so sometimes you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Arkansas state prisons: Arkansas State Prisons

Arkansas Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Benton Unit, make sure you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Arkansas prison has their own rules for prisoner visitation and they get changed often. The information listed below may be different since this was written, so make sure to also read Benton Unit’s site to read the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure all visitors sign the prison visitors log before they enter the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture ID of visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture ID is OK.

For all of the things listed below, read the official Benton Unit site because this info changes all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Benton Unit prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Information about Benton Unit death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about Arkansas parole procedures to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about getting released from Benton Unit will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about life at Benton Unit coming.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A section on news at Benton Unit coming.

Photos

A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Benton Unit
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Benton Unit.

If you have any photos of Benton Unit that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, click here: Benton Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Benton Unit Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

A history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Benton Unit inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Arkansas State Prisons: Arkansas State Prisons

Benton Unit Links

The official website: Benton Unit Website
Benton Unit Jobs

Arkansas Department of Corrections Links

Arkansas Department of Corrections Main Website
Arkansas Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Arkansas Department of Corrections Prison Map
Arkansas Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Arkansas Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Arkansas Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Arkansas Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Arkansas State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to Arkansas State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Arkansas State Prison Inmates
Arkansas State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Benton Unit

Have you ever spent any time at Benton Unit? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this prison?

If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

Things you can include in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate at this prison, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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