McPherson Unit – Arkansas

Are you looking for someone incarcerated at McPherson Unit? McPherson Unit is a state correctional institution in the Arkansas state prison system. This page gives you about everything you might need to know about McPherson Unit,such as: How to locate an inmate. Visitation policies and procedures. The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate at McPherson Unit. And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: McPherson Unit
Year Opened: 1998
State: Arkansas
County: Jackson County
DOC: Arkansas Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send something to a prisoner so that you properly address the letter or package, and follow the appropriate procedure for sending a package or letter. If you don’t use the appropriate protocol, the package or letter could not get to the inmate.

McPherson Unit
McPherson Unit 302 Corrections Drive
Newport AR, 72112

Street Address / Prison location


McPherson Unit
McPherson Unit 302 Corrections Drive
Newport AR, 72112

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at McPherson Unit.

McPherson Unit
McPherson Unit 302 Corrections Drive
Newport AR, 72112


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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, but, there are some times when it may be necessary to have the phone number to the prison.

McPherson Unit prisoners may be able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

McPherson Unit prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax an inmate, but there are cases when it is useful to have the fax number to McPherson Unit.

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email address for the prison. You won’t be able to email individuals using this email. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 600
Total Staff: 163

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must use an specific process to ensure that the message is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility employees do open and read and inspect all incoming general correspondence. Incoming general mail may be read as frequently as necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor a particular problem confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you need to address mail to a state prisoner at McPherson Unit:

McPherson Unit
McPherson Unit 302 Corrections Drive
Newport AR, 72112

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add funds to prisoner’s accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners funds in the mail and have to send the moneyh to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions provided below:

The deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, and during this period the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner info provided the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time changed to different correctional facilities around the state, so you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate an McPherson Unit prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Arkansas state prisons: Arkansas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at McPherson Unit, you must be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Arkansas state prison has its own rules for prisoner visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The policies discussed here could be out of date now, so be sure to also check McPherson Unit’s official website to get the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the correctional facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

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

For all of the things shown below, check the main correctional facility site because this information is updated 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 McPherson 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 McPherson 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.


Info 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.


Information about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about life at McPherson 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.


A news section coming.


A photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of McPherson Unit 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 prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, go to:

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The official 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

Details about McPherson Unit inmate family resources coming soon.


A history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous McPherson 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

McPherson Unit Links

The official website:

Arkansas Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of McPherson Unit

Have you ever spent any time in McPherson Unit? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at McPherson Unit?

If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

What to write in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at McPherson Unit, post your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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