Ouachita River Unit

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Ouachita River Unit

Ouachita River Correctional Unit

Ouachita River unit is an intake and classification facility located in Malvern Arkansas.  Almost all inmates in the state initially start at this facility and only stay for a few days to a few weeks to be classified and then moved on to their more permanent facility.  Because of this the institution houses inmates ranging from minimum to medium custody and often visitation is not possible due to the short duration of their stay.  Ouachita River Unit can house approximately 1760 inmates.

This facility offers a variety of inmate services including substance abuse education, reduction of sexual victimization programs for sex offenders and special needs programs.  The facility also has a livestock and forage production and allows inmates to work with animals in the Paws program.  Their are educational opportunities such as earning a GED and basic adult education.  Laundry processing and construction are just some of the available jobs for inmates.

Visiting Hours at Ouachita River Unit:

Visiting is often not possible for inmates at Ouachita River Unit because it acts as an intake facility that processes inmates and then assigns them to their permanent location.  Long term inmates can have visits, but you will need to contact the inmate to get the exact visiting days and times.

Physical Address:

Ouachita River Correctional Unit
100 Walco Lane
Malvern, AR 72104


(501) 467-3400

Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Ouachita River Correctional Unit
P.O. Box 1630
Malvern, AR 72104