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Job Fair Held at Varner

Posted: 05/25/18

A Job Fair was held at the Varner Unit on Friday, May 25th where interested applicants were able to go through different stations and complete the hiring process Read More >

ADC Agriculture Division Horse Sale

Posted: 02/24/17

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Assistant Director Mike Carraway dies at 55, ADC loses valued leader, friend

Posted: 01/26/17

Assistant Director Mike Carraway’s death touches the heart of the ADC.  Carraway died Saturday, Dec, 17, 2016 at the age of 55.

The department will miss his Read More >

The Tucker Unit commemorates its centennial

Posted: 01/26/17

The Tucker Unit held a centennial commemoration on Friday, Dec. 16 at the Island of Hope Chapel. The unit opened its doors to inmates 100 years ago! 

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ADC Names Reentry Administrator

Posted: 07/06/16

Senior Chaplain Norma Gillom has agreed to transfer in her position to central office and coordinate and move our Reentry efforts forward!  She will assume the new role Read More >

ADC to Observe National Correctional Officers and Employees’ Week 2016

Posted: 05/06/16

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187, creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week.” Each year, the first full week in May is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Read More >

Texarkana Regional Correction Center Completes ACA Accreditation

Posted: 04/20/16

Please join the staff at TRCC as they celebrate their perfect audit scores!!  They received 100% on the mandatory standards and 100% on the non-mandatory standards. Their auditors were very Read More >

ADC Industry Division Completes ACA Accreditation

Posted: 04/14/16

"Please join me in congratulating the Industry Division on their perfect ACA scores of 100 and 100!!!" commented ADC Director Wendy Kelley.  "Great job!"   The Read More >

Northwest Arkansas Work Release Center Completes ACA Accreditation

Posted: 04/06/16

Please join me in congratulating the staff at the Northwest Arkansas Work Release Center in Springdale on their American Correctional Assocition accreditation scores of 100 and 100!!

The Read More >

Horse Auction 2016

Posted: 03/17/16

Thirty-eight horses, colts and mules were sold at the annual ADC Horse Auction held in Benton at the Saline County Fairgrounds on March 12, 2016.  Total revenue from the sale Read More >

SSMFT 2016

Posted: 03/14/16

It was a wet week for the Southern States Manhunt Field Trials the week of March 7-11, 2016, as the 17th annual event was held at Camp Joseph T. Robinson Read More >

Pine Bluff Complex Receives ACA reaccreditation

Posted: 03/14/16

Please join me and the Management Team in congratulating all the staff at the Pine Bluff Complex on their recent American Correctional Association (ACA) reaccreditation!  They scored 100% on Read More >

New Warden and Deputy Warden Transfer

Posted: 02/19/16

Please join me in congratulating Deputy Warden Joe Page! He moved to the Delta Unit as the Warden Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Warden Page will join Deputy Warden David Mills and Read More >


Posted: 02/01/16

Arkansas Department of Correction Director Wendy Kelley welcomes guests to the 2015 PINNACLE Awards at the Pine Bluff Country Club on Friday, January 29, 2016.

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Promotions and Transfers

Posted: 01/15/16

Good Afternoon,

Please join me in congratulating Major James Shipman on his promotion to Deputy Warden at the Wrightsville Complex!  Major Shipman has been an asset Read More >

ADC Promotions

Posted: 01/13/16

Dear ADC Staff:

Please join me in congratulating the following individuals on their promotions:

Captain Keith Day from the Cummins Unit will begin as a Read More >

Polar Plunge set for January 30

Posted: 01/12/16

The Special Olympics of Arkansas “Polar Plunge” event will take place on January 30, 2016, at Regional Park in Pine Bluff.  Several activities will be offered.  Registration Read More >

Red Ribbon Run Set for October 17

Posted: 09/28/15

The 26th Annual Red Ribbon Walk/Run, sponsored by the ADC, is set for Saturday, Oct. 17.  Proceeds from the 5K run will allow scholarships to be awarded to Read More >

Kelley named ADC Director

Posted: 01/13/15

Effective Jan. 13, Wendy Kelley assumed the role of ADC Director. Kelley had served as Chief Deputy Director since Jan. 2014. 

The first female in the role of Read More >

Norris named Interim Director

Posted: 11/01/14

The Board of Corrections selected former ADC Director Larry Norris to serve as interim director when Director Ray Hobbs retired Nov. 1. 

Norris retired January 2010. He first Read More >

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