Arkansas houses two stand-alone federal prisons and one federal prison camp. The South Central Regional Office oversees these Arkansas federal prisons. In total, 2,822 inmates are housed inside federal prisons in Arkansas.
Table of contents
- Arkansas Federal Prisons by Security Level
- Federal Prisons in Arkansas
- List of Arkansas Federal Prisons
- Wikipedia Pages About Each Arkansas Facility
- Arkansas Federal Inmate Search
Arkansas Federal Prisons by Security Level
Medium-Security Federal Prisons in Arkansas
- FCI Forrest City Medium (Forrest City, AR)
Low-Security Arkansas Federal Prisons
- FCI Forrest City Low (Forrest City, AR)
Minimum-Security Federal Prisons in Arkansas
- FCI Forrest City Camp (Forrest City, AR)
Federal Prisons in Arkansas
Three federal correctional facilities are in Arkansas. All are part of the Federal Correctional Complex in Forrest City, Arkansas. These include medium-, low-, and minimum-security prisons. While all three Forrest City FCC facilities housed federal inmates, the inmate demographics at each institution differ significantly.
Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Medium is a medium-security level federal prison located in Forrest City, Arkansas. The South Central Regional Office oversees the facility. FCI Forrest City Medium is a Medical Care Level 2 prison that houses 1,064 male inmates. This facility houses all offenders in cells.
Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Low is a low-security level federal prison located in Forrest City, Arkansas. FCI Forrest City Low is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. The correctional facility houses 1,703 male inmates. Offenders are housed in open dormitories that are divided into cubicles.
Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Forrest City, Arkansas. The South Central Regional Office has responsibility for this prison. FCI Forrest City Low Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison that houses 188 male inmates. This facility houses prisoners in open dormitories.
List of Arkansas Federal Prisons
There are two stand-alone United States federal prisons in Arkansas and one minimum-security satellite prison camp. Together they house just under 2,000 male inmates. No institutions in the state currently house female inmates.
Click on the below links to be taken to each Arkansas federal prisons facility’s detailed profile. You can learn about specific facility offerings, information, inmate programs, and contact details on these pages.
Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Medium is a medium-security facility for male inmates. The facility is in eastern Arkansas in the town of Forrest City. It is 85 miles east of Little Rock in Saint Francis County.
As a Medical Care Level 2 prison, FCI Forrest City Medium is equipped to meet offenders’ needs in stable health. These inmates may require quarterly clinical evaluation for chronic conditions, including medically controlled diabetes, epilepsy, and emphysema. Offenders with more serious medical conditions are not housed at this facility.
Inmates are housed in cells. They must perform work in some capacity while incarcerated. Additionally, offenders may take advantage of educational, vocational, and self-enrichment classes and programs.
The facility offers numerous substance abuse treatment programs, including:
- Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program
- Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program
- Drug Education Course
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Alcoholics Anonymous
Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Low is a low-security facility for male inmates. The prison is located in eastern Arkansas, in the town of Forrest City. The Federal Bureau of Prisons owns and operates this facility, which opened in 1997. Its all-male inmate population lives in dormitory housing with cubicle-style rooms.
FCI Forrest City Low inmates have access to GED and college-level educational opportunities. Vocational and career training, parenting classes, and substance abuse treatment is also available. For example, the following advanced occupational education training programs are available:
- Building Trades
- Diesel Technology
- Drafting Technology
Inmates are required to have a prison work assignment, which their correctional counselor assigns. This Arkansas federal prison has a UNICOR factory that produces furniture. Inmates can also work in these programs:
- Cleaning Services
- Clerical Duties
Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Camp is a minimum-security prison. The correctional facility is part of the Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex. The minimum-security camp contains two dormitory-style housing units.
Inmates at the prison camp have more freedom than others incarcerated in other federal prisons in Arkansas. Inmates must pose minimal risk of violence and escape to be housed at FCI Forrest City Camp. Additionally, they must have less than ten years remaining on their sentence. Federal prison camps do not house sex offenders.
As with other Arkansas federal prisons, all inmates are required to hold a prison job. In addition, inmates have access to a variety of programming opportunities. These include substance abuse management treatment, parenting classes, and vocational training. GED, English as a Second Language, and college correspondence courses are also available.
Wikipedia Pages About Each Arkansas Facility
Click on the below links to view the Wikipedia page for each Arkansas federal prison. These pages include basic information about each correctional facility, including name, notable inmates, notable incidents, and more. Users edit Wikipedia pages. As such, we cannot guarantee its accuracy.
For more up-to-date information, please click on the above links. These will bring you to our comprehensive prison profile pages for each facility. This includes contact information, educational programs, psychology treatment programs, recreation offerings, and other prison information.
Our prison profiles also include information about visiting hours, schedules, and visiting room regulations. This information is verified and regularly updated by our federal prison consultants.
- Forrest City FCI (Forrest City, AR)
Arkansas Federal Inmate Search
Please see our inmate locator tool if you are searching for an inmate in an Arkansas federal prison. This page provides information regarding how to find inmates in federal and state prisons. Additionally, this page provides links to each prison system’s website.
These tools allow you to search by inmate name and prisoner number. When searching, you will find the inmate’s full name, facility, and other basic information. The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ inmate locator does not provide inmate photos. Although, some state prison system Arkansas federal inmate search tools provide inmate photos.
Published Oct 1, 2020 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on Jun 9, 2023 at 12:10 am