Prisoners sentenced in Jefferson county are generally sent to Central Office in the city of Pine Bluff, Central Office is one of several medium to maximum prisons in the State. The address of record for Central Office is 6814 Princeton Pike. This is located in Pine Bluff, AR, 71602-9411, a city in Jefferson. Always call the jail to verify that an inmate is at that location and can receive visitors before traveling.
Inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. But Jails and Prisons don't make this easy. Some charge inmates up to $14 a minute just to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, you can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where they live. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Securtel at [Link to Secrutel]. To send mail to an inmate, go to send postcards. Talk with your inmate to learn about the permitted hours for phone calls, rules for sending mail and days and times for visitation, Facilities in AR all have different rules that you'll be required to follow.
Central Office is a State Prison. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. Everything in prison costs money. Soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps and envelopes must all be purchased at the commissary. Step one is to get set up with phone service so you can communicate. Then you can learn what an inmate needs and how to properly send it.
Central Office is in the CST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Central Office with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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