North Central Unit – Arkansas

Know someone in North Central Unit? North Central Unit is a correctional institution in the Arkansas state prison system, which is part of the Arkansas Department of Corrections. This guide tells you information about anything related to North Central Unit,such as: Find an inmate at North Central Unit. Visiting an inmate at North Central Unit. The address and phone number at North Central Unit Sending money and mail. And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: North Central Unit
Year Opened: 1990
State: Arkansas
County: Izard County,
DOC: Arkansas Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for North Central Unit. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to a prisoner at North Central Unit, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of North Central Unit.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page before you mail something to an inmate to learn how to properly address the package or letter, and do the appropriate steps for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the appropriate protocol, the package or letter might not get to the inmate.

North Central Unit
10 Prison Circle
Calico Rock AR, 72519

Street Address / Prison location


North Central Unit
10 Prison Circle
Calico Rock AR, 72519

Phone Number and Fax Number


Map and Directions

Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page before you try to visit an inmate here.

North Central Unit
10 Prison Circle
Calico Rock AR, 72519


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Phone Number

North Central Unit inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call your inmate, but, there are times when it is helpful to have the phone number to North Central Unit.

North Central Unit inmates can sometimes call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

North Central Unit prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to your inmate, but there are times when it may be helpful to know the fax machine number to North Central Unit.

Email Address

This email address is the main email address for the facility. You cannot reach inmates at this email. If you want to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 500
Total Staff: 153

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at North Central Unit you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email letter is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prison inmate. If you do not then letter or package might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

North Central Unit guards open and inspect and read all incoming general correspondence. Received general mail is read as frequently as necessary to keep safety and security or watch any problems regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you must address mail to an inmate at North Central Unit:

North Central Unit
10 Prison Circle
Calico Rock AR, 72519

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can add funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners money through the mail and must send funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the policies listed 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. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have correct inmate info provided the envelope has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to various prison facilities throughout Arkansas, so you may have to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to locate an Arkansas prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Arkansas state prisons: Arkansas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at North Central Unit, be sure that you be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has its own procedures for inmate visitation and they are changed often. The procedures discussed here might be out of date since this was written, so be sure to also go to North Central Unit’s official website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will ensure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log when entering the visitation area and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture identification of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued picture id is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, go to the official North Central Unit site as this information changes often:

  • 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 North Central Unit prison 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

Section about North Central 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.


Details about Arkansas parole procedures coming soon.

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.


Details about getting released from North Central Unit will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at North Central Unit to be added later.

  • 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.


North Central Unit photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at North Central Unit
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at North Central Unit.

If you have any photos of North Central 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? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, check out:

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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

More information about North Central Unit inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous North Central 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

North Central Unit Links

The official website:

Arkansas Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of North Central Unit

Have you ever been an inmate at North Central Unit? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at North Central Unit?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your prison experience because other people will know what to expect.

Things you can write in the review:

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

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

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  1. Amy T. says:

    My son is incarcerated at this facility, It would be nice if on your website you could list the following: What meals are like there, what the inmate wears, what there daily activity is etc…As mothers we try to raise our kids right and lookout for them. We did not put our kids in there so as a mother it would be nice to know how things are being done where your child is. Are they safe, Are they eating..Im just saying it would be more comforting to families to know more about the safety of family members in there.Thank you for your time and understanding.

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