Central Office – Arkansas

Do you know somebody at Central Office? Central Office is a correctional facility in the Arkansas state prison system, which is part of the Arkansas Department of Corrections. This site tells you all about anything you might need to know about Central Office: How to locate an inmate. Visitation information. The prison’s address and phone number. Sending money and mail. And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Central Office
Year Opened: 1979
State: Arkansas
DOC: Arkansas Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Central Office. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone at Central Office, and use the street address if you want to know the location of Central Office.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to mail something to someone in prison so that you properly address the letter or package, and do the appropriate steps for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the appropriate steps, it might not get to the inmate.

Central Office
P.O. Box 8707 
Pine Bluff AR, 71611-8707

Street Address / Prison Location


Central Office
P.O. Box 8707 
Pine Bluff AR, 71611-8707

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 870-267-6999
Fax: 870-267-6258

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. You should check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections further down on this page before you go to visit someone in prison.

Central Office
P.O. Box 8707 
Pine Bluff AR, 71611-8707


From Little Rock travel approximately 45 miles south on I 530 South to Pine Bluff, exit to right at Exit 36 (Princeton Pike) turn right on Princeton Pike the Administration Building will be approximately a block down on the left.

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Phone Number

Central Office inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call an inmate, but, there are cases when it may be helpful to have 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

Central Office inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to the inmate, but there are cases when it is necessary to have the fax number to the facility.


Email Address

This email address is the general email address for Central Office. You can’t email inmates using this email address. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff: 120

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Central Office you must follow an exact process to make sure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Central Office staff do open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Incoming general packages and mail is able to be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security and safety or watch problems confronting an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you must address a letter or package to a state prison inmate at Central Office:

Central Office
P.O. Box 8707 
Pine Bluff AR, 71611-8707

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide prisoners a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for buying items not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add funds to prisoner’s accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money in postal mail and will have to send money to the address below and follow the steps listed below:

The deposit has 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 hold period the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have correct inmate information if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time changed to various prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to find an Central Office 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 Central Office, be sure that you be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own rules for prisoner visitation and these policies are changed often. The procedures listed below could be different when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Central Office’s official website to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard ensures all visitors sign the inmate visitors log when they enter the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture ID of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For everything listed below, go to the actual prison website because this information is changed frequently:

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

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Prison Records

Information about Central Office records coming soon.

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

More information about Central Office death row will be posted ASAP.

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


Details about Arkansas parole 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.


Info about getting released from Central Office to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Director's office and staff, Construction Administration, Deputy/Assistant Directors of Operations, Administrative Services, Health and Correctional Programs, and Institutions.

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Prison Life

Section about life at Central Office 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.


A Central Office news section to be added later.


Central Office photos coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Central Office
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Central Office.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, check out: Central Office Jobs

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The official website: Central Office 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

Details about Central Office inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.


A Central Office history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Central Office 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

Central Office Links

The official website: Central Office Website
Central Office 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 Central Office

Have you ever been an inmate in Central Office? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Central Office?

If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your prison experience so others will know what to expect.

Things you could put in your review:

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

If you are an inmate here, include your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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