Arkansas

Map of Arkansas with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

950

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Statewide among incarcerated people

Cases

Cumulative Case Rate

Data Grade

State Facilities

11,606

Unavailable

Federal Facilities

948

29%

ICE Detention Centers

Unavailable

Unavailable

Statewide among staff

Cases

Data Grade

State Facilities

Unavailable

Federal Facilities

Unavailable

ICE Detention Centers

Unavailable

Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex

Federal Facilities

948--

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF*

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Arkansas. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of June 14, 2021.

*

The Arkansas Department of Corrections has gradually reduced the granularity of data included on its dashboard, becoming less transparent over time.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    Systemwide only

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    Systemwide only

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    Systemwide only

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    Yes

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)DateOverall population reduction/ total # of releasesPopulation prior to releasesKnown facility capacityRelease detailsSource
ArkansasStatewide prisonsParole Board/Gov5/12/2030017759Other
ArkansasStatewide prisonsGovernor and ADOC7/3/202043015346Other
CraigheadCraighead County Jail3/20/202015Minor offenses
PulaskiPulaski County JailCourts3/23/202026Minor offenses
WashingtonWashington County Jail4/10/202025408710Parole/probation violation

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
Cummins Unit of Arkansas Department of CorrectionsLincoln4/12/2020Incarcerated folks at Cummins UnitUprising/Protest–InternalExternalTesting procedures, Sanitation improvements
Southwest Arkansas Community Correction CenterMiller4/12/20205 incarcerated folks briefly escapedPrison BreakExternalAccelerated releases