Tucker Unit – Arkansas

Know someone at Tucker Unit? Tucker Unit is a state correctional institution in the Arkansas state prison system, which is part of the Arkansas Department of Corrections. This guide gives you information about everything related to Tucker Unitsuch as the following: How to do a prison inmate search. Visitation policies and procedures. Tucker Unit’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Tucker Unit
Year Opened: 1916
State: Arkansas
County: Jefferson County,
DOC: Arkansas Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Tucker Unit. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to a prisoner there, and use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to mail something to someone in prison to learn how to properly write the address, and do the correct protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate steps, the package or letter might not get to the inmate.

Tucker Unit
P.O. Box 240 
Tucker AR, 72168-0240

Street Address / Prison Location


Tucker Unit
P.O. Box 240 
Tucker AR, 72168-0240

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 501-842-2519
Fax Number: 01-842-3958

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Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Tucker Unit.

Tucker Unit
P.O. Box 240 
Tucker AR, 72168-0240


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Phone Number

Tucker Unit prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call prisoners, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the phone number to the facility.

Prisoners are able to make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

Tucker Unit prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax prisoners, but there are cases when it is necessary to have the fax machine number to Tucker Unit.


Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for the facility. You can’t reach inmates using this email address. If you need to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 796
Total Staff: 159

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Tucker Unit you must use an exact process to make sure that the email is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that are necessary to follow when mailing mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not get delivered.

Before you proceed, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution guards will open and read all received general mail. Incoming general mail and packages can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor any problems confronting a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you need to address a letter or package to a state prison inmate at Tucker Unit:

Tucker Unit
P.O. Box 240 
Tucker AR, 72168-0240

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide a bank type account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates funds by way of the postal service and will have to send those funds to the following address and follow the steps shows below:

The funds have to be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently moved to different prison facilities around the state, so you might need to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an state prison inmate.
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 Tucker Unit, be sure that you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Arkansas state prison has its own procedures for prison visits and they change often. The policies listed here could be out of date now, so you should also read Tucker Unit’s site to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure each visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the prison and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For everything listed below, go to the official Tucker Unit website as this information 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 Tucker 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

Section about Tucker Unit death row will be posted ASAP.

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


More information about Arkansas parole procedures coming.

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.


Section about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about life at Tucker Unit will be posted ASAP.

  • 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.


Tucker Unit news to be added later.


A Tucker Unit photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Tucker 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 looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, go to: Tucker Unit Jobs

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The official website: Tucker 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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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

Section about family resources available at Tucker Unit coming soon.


A section with the history of Tucker Unit coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Tucker 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.


Information About Other Arkansas State Prisons: Arkansas State Prisons

Tucker Unit Links

The official website: Tucker Unit Website
Tucker 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 Tucker Unit

Have you ever been incarcerated at Tucker Unit? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Tucker Unit?

If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are an inmate here, post your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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