The #1 Way to Connect with Your Loved One at Pine Bluff Unit
The Pine Bluff Unit is a medium security state prison under the Arkansas Department of corrections. The facility, located in Pine Bluff City, Jefferson County, Arkansas, can hold 430 inmates and currently only houses male inmates aged 18 and above.
After consideration, the prison can allow offenders to work in the surrounding community in a normal job and return to the facility at the end of the day. Such offenders are usually on work release and must meet the required criteria to access such privileges.
There are also various jobs within the facility that incarcerated individuals can partake in, including working in the warehouse and clothing production. There are also programs such as:
- Mental health awareness
- Educational training
- Substance abuse programs
While there are limited means of contacting your loved one in Pine Bluff Unit, DoNotPay's product makes such interactions possible.
Pine Bluff Unit Contact Information
The Pine Bluff Unit is located West of Pine Bluff, off West 7th Avenue. Here are directions for getting to the facility:
- While at Little Rock, you can access it by traveling approximately 45 miles south on Interstate 530 and turning right at Bryant Street at the first red light when entering Pine Bluff.
- On Bryant Street, travel for another Mile until you get to West 7th, and turn right when you get there.
- While on 7th Avenue, travel for another approximately one mile, after which you will see the prison's main gate on your left. The staff will give you directions to the Pine Bluff Unit.
|Location||West of Pine Bluff, off West 7th Ave. (Pine Bluff Complex) in Jefferson Co.|
|Mailing address||Pine Bluff Unit
890 Free Line Dr.
Pine Bluff, AR 71603-1498
|Phone number||(870) 267-6510|
How to Contact Loved Ones at Pine Bluff Unit
You can contact a loved one incarcerated at Pine Bluff using the following avenues:
You can only visit a loved one on weekends between 12 pm and 4 pm. The rules at the facility require you to arrive at least 30 minutes early to ensure you get the maximum amount of visiting time. Loved ones in the facilities are only allowed visitation on alternate weekends, and you should thus contact them beforehand to determine whether it is the right time to visit.
Alternatively, you could decide to send letters, photos, and cards to a loved one serving time at the facility, provided that these materials do not have electronics in them. All mail sent to individuals in the facility undergoes inspection, the only exception being privileged information such as that sent by an attorney or a government official. You should know how to write a letter to an incarcerated loved one by ensuring you get their details right.
When sending mail to a loved one in the facility, you should format it as shown below:
Name, ADC #
Pine Bluff Unit
890 Free Line Dr.
Pine Bluff, AR 71603-149
Doing so will ensure that it gets to the individual and is not sent to the wrong mailing address.
In collaboration with third-party vendors, the state of Arkansas also allows you to communicate with an incarcerated loved one via email. However, this is a one-way system in which you are only allowed to send the email, but the inmate cannot send an outgoing email.
Your loved ones in the correctional facility can also make prepaid calls. They can make an outgoing call to numbers in their approved call list. To receive phone calls from an incarcerated loved one, you need to create an account and fund their phone account by heading to the inmate banking page and entering their I.D. Once you have provided the funds, your loved one can make calls to you during approved times. Global Tel Link, a contracted vendor, provides prepaid phone calls.
How to Send Money
You can send money to a loved one in Pine Bluff Unit electronically or via mail.
To send money through the mail, you must:
- Purchase a United States Postal Money order payable to your loved one's name and I.D. number.
- Print and fill out the Arkansas inmate deposit slip
- Mail the money order and deposit slip to:
Arkansas Department of Correction
Trust Fund Centralized Banking
P.O. Box 8908
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
Electronically via the Inmate Banking Page
You can also provide commissary and fund money to your loved one in the Pine Bluff Unit through the inmate banking page. The process requires you to provide their I.D. number to facilitate the transfer completion.
How to Send Packages to Loved Ones in Pine Bluff Unit
Individuals serving time at the facility can receive packages like soft cover books and newspapers. However, you do not mail these yourself as you would do with letters, photos and cards. Rather, the package must be shipped directly from the publisher to your loved one at the correctional center.
You can also send care packages subject to approval from the institution. All packages must adhere to the rules established by the correctional facility to ensure the safety and well-being of inmates.
Difficulties You May Have Contacting Your Loved One in Pine Bluff Unit
Contacting a loved one in prison may not always be straightforward. You must get your facts right. Using the wrong envelope or providing an incorrect inmate, I.D. could see your letter handed to a different email or even be rejected if the staff establishes that the details do not exist in the prison records.
There is also the hassle of trekking to the post office to hand over the letter. Add that to the long waiting time as you have to wait a couple of days before hearing back from your loved one on the other side.
You will also have difficulty contacting an incarcerated loved one if you do not know the correctional facility in which they are located.
Get in Touch With Your Loved Ones via DoNotPay
However, getting in touch with your loved ones or sending them a package shouldn't be hard. DoNotPay's prison product offerings ensure convenient two-way communication between you and your loved one.
We make this possible by eliminating the need to go to the post office. You must compose a message and upload images you would like attached to the letter. We will print out the letter and ensure that your loved one gets it in minimal time. Our range of customized letter templates also means you can employ creativity to add emotion and feel to the letter rather than leaving it plain.
DoNotPay ensures genuine two-way communication by making it possible to receive responses from your loved ones through our virtual mailbox. All the inmate has to do is send their letter to an address where it will be digitized and sent to you virtually.
Do you have a friend, family, or loved one whom you lost contact with after they started serving time in a correctional facility? Well, we can help you locate and get in touch with them. All you have to do is follow these easy steps:
- Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.
- Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.
- If you want us to find your loved one, provide their details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.
- If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.
- If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait ten days for it to arrive for your loved one!
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