Before you ever send a picture, you must know the state of Arkansas has rules for sending anything, including photos, to inmates. Each state prison can have unit-specific rules as well. If you break the rules, the person you are sending pictures to will not get the mail. You may also get barred from sending pictures to that prison in the future.
Ouachita River Unit Prison
The Ouachita River Unit state prison is located at:
100 Walco Lane Malvern, AR 72104
The street address is also the mailing address for the prison and the inmates.
The prison is operated by the Arkansas Department of Corrections. It opened in 2003 and has a 1,782-bed capacity.
The prison is divided into three security levels, minimum, medium, and maximum. The prison also houses Arkansas’ death row program and has a gas chamber to carry out court-ordered executions. It is a men-only facility.
It also has a 72-bed hospital and a 40-bed special unit for the elderly, chronically ill, and inmates with intense medical needs.
Sending Photos to Ouachita River Unit
If you want to send pictures to someone at Ouachita River unit, you must know that person’s name and Department of Corrections inmate number. If you have the person’s name, you can look up the rest of the information at the Department of Corrections’ inmate search website.
The mailing format is:
INMATE NAME & ADC # Ouachita River Unit 100 Walco Lane Malvern, AR 72104
The prison has rules about what kind of pictures inmates may receive and how many the inmate may receive. Incoming mail is opened and inspected. If your mail does not meet the rules for Ouachita River Unit, the person you are sending mail to will not get it. Mail that is not allowed is destroyed.
Pictures must be on 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets or smaller.
The state inmate handbook says inmates can “have up to five personal photographs that are not nude or sexually suggestive. Photographs cannot contain subject matter that is disruptive in nature or would threaten security or the good order of the institution. Digital pictures or images generated by a computer and xerox copies are considered to be photographs. Photographs may not be any larger than 8 1/2 X 11 inches. Such photographs may contain either single or multiple digital images/pictures. However, when digital images/ pictures are cut from an 8 1/2 X 11-inch sheet, it will no longer be considered as one. Each image cut from the sheet will be counted as one of the inmate’s five authorized photographs.”
A “sexually suggestive” picture is open to interpretation. Inmate Photos has worked with prisons in Arkansas and we have a very good idea of what will pass the inspection and what will not. When you send pictures for us to mail to that important person in your life, we let you know if the images are likely to go through or not.
If you send pictures via email, the images are printed in black and white and on plain paper. Emails are also inspected by the staff before being printed and delivered. If you try to send pictures that are not allowed, the pictures will not be delivered and you might get blocked from sending future emails.
You can lease a tablet for an inmate click here and scroll down to Securus SecureView Tablet Program. Inmates have limited use of their tablets and they can lose the privilege. If they lose the right to use the tablet, it is taken away and erased.
A Better Way
When you send pictures to someone with Inmate Photos, we will size and print them in color on photo-quality paper. We can combine pictures onto one page to let you send more images to someone at Ouachita River Unit.
Putting the inmate’s name and Department of Corrections number on the back of the picture is also a good idea. Inmate Photos takes care of that too.
Best of all, you know your pictures will be given to the person who should receive them. We protect you, your visitation and mailing rights.
Have questions? We have answers. Inmate Photos works with federal and state prisons around the nation. We also work with many county jails and juvenile detention centers.
We know the rules for every facility we work with. When the rules change, we update our files. We make sure your pictures are received by the important person in your life.
If the facility limits the number of packages an inmate may receive, we will sort the pictures into separate packages and mail them on different days.
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