The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Arkansas. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Arkansas's state department of corrections.
|Cumulative Cases||Active Cases||Cumulative Deaths||Tests|
|Incarcerated People||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k|
|State Adult Prisons||12,400||7,085||256||146||52||30||--||--|
|ICE Detention Centers||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|State and Local Youth Facilities||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Staff||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k|
|State Adult Prisons||--||--||41||75||4||7||--||--|
Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex
Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people
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
Data reporting for staff
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.
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 facility||County||Date of action||Organization||Type of effort||Internal/ external||Effort concerns||Source|
|Cummins Unit of Arkansas Department of Corrections||Lincoln||4/12/2020||Incarcerated folks at Cummins Unit||Uprising/Protest–Internal||External||Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements|
|Southwest Arkansas Community Correction Center||Miller||4/12/2020||5 incarcerated folks briefly escaped||Prison Break||External||Accelerated releases|