Ouachita River Unit – Arkansas

Looking for someone incarcerated at Ouachita River Unit? Ouachita River Unit is a state correctional institution in the Arkansas state prison system. This page tells you all about anything you might want to know about Ouachita River Unit,like: How to locate an inmate. Visitation policies and procedures. Ouachita River Unit’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Ouachita River Unit
Year Opened: 2003
State: Arkansas
County: Hot Spring County
DOC: Arkansas Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Ouachita River Unit. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to an inmate at Ouachita River Unit, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of Ouachita River Unit.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you properly address the package or letter, and follow the appropriate protocol for sending a package or letter. If you don’t use the appropriate steps, the package or letter might not get to the inmate.

Ouachita River Unit
100 Walco Lane
Malvern AR, 72104

Street Address / Prison location


Ouachita River Unit
100 Walco Lane
Malvern AR, 72104

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information on this page before you try to visit an inmate.

Ouachita River Unit
100 Walco Lane
Malvern AR, 72104


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Phone Number

Ouachita River Unit inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to have the telephone number to Ouachita River Unit.

Ouachita River Unit prisoners are able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Ouachita River Unit prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to prisoners, but there are some times when it is helpful to know the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for Ouachita River Unit. You can’t contact prisoners at this email. If you want to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 632
Total Staff: 146

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Ouachita River Unit you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that you have to follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prison inmate. If you don’t then what you sent might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Ouachita River Unit staff will open and read all received general correspondence. Incoming general postal correspondence can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security or watch problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you have to address a letter to a state prison inmate at Ouachita River Unit:

Ouachita River Unit
100 Walco Lane
Malvern AR, 72104

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that was created to provide a bank-like account for inmate monies and for buying things not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can deposit money to inmate’s Commissary accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send prisoners funds through the mail and have to send the moneyh to the address below and do so in accordance with the policies given below:

The money must be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have correct inmate information provided the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often changed to various prison facilities throughout Arkansas, so you may have to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Arkansas state prisons: Arkansas State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Ouachita River Unit, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Arkansas state prison has their own procedures for prison visits and these policies change regularly. The rules below may be changed since this was written, so you should also read Ouachita River Unit’s site to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will ensure every visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors is required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture ID is OK.

For all of the points listed below, read the main correctional facility website because this information is changed 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

More information about Ouachita River 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

Details about Ouachita River Unit death row to be added later.

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


Information about Arkansas parole process will be posted ASAP.

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 for Ouachita River Unit coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life coming soon.

  • 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.


Ouachita River Unit news will be posted ASAP.


A section with photos of Ouachita River Unit coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Ouachita River Unit
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Ouachita River Unit.

If you have any photos of Ouachita River 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 correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison in your previous job?

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:

  • 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

More information about resources for family members of inmates at Ouachita River Unit coming soon.


A Ouachita River Unit history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Ouachita River 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

Ouachita River Unit Links

The official website:

Arkansas Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Ouachita River Unit

Have you ever been an inmate in Ouachita River Unit? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Ouachita River Unit?

If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

What to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

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

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