Arkansas Department of Corrections

Elroy Mariano

How to Address Correspondence/What Can Be Sent By Mail  l  Unit Mail Procedures  l  Mail Notice  l  How to Send Money ADDRESS FORMAT:Inmate’s Name and ADC NumberName of UnitP.O. Box Number or Street AddressCity, State and Zip Code RETURN ADDRESS FORMAT:Full Name of Individual or BusinessStreet Address or P.O. Box […]

How to Address Correspondence/What Can Be Sent By Mail  l  Unit Mail Procedures  l  Mail Notice  l  How to Send Money

Inmate’s Name and ADC Number
Name of Unit
P.O. Box Number or Street Address
City, State and Zip Code
Full Name of Individual or Business
Street Address or P.O. Box Number
City, State and Zip Code
IMPORTANT: Envelopes that do not meet these requirements will be considered contraband.


All books, magazines, newspapers and catalogs must be mailed directly from the publisher, bookstore, educational institution, or recognized commercial or charitable outlet. No food or care packages may be mailed to an inmate. All incoming and outgoing inmate mail may be read, except for privileged correspondence with the inmate’s attorney; federal, state, and local court officials; any administrator of the Department of Correction, Board of Corrections, Parole Board; and the news media. If properly marked as privileged, the correspondence will be opened, if at all, in front of the inmate and only inspected for contraband.


Unit Mail Procedures

It is the policy of the Arkansas Department of Correction to permit inmates to correspond with family, friends, officials and other significant community contacts with a minimum of interference consistent with the legitimate security needs of the facility; however, the increasing use of illegal drugs has led to the need to limit incoming paper correspondence.


EFFECTIVE AUGUST 21, 2017, In an effort to reduce the introduction of contraband into our facilities, inmates will only receive two sheets of 8½ x 11 inches of copy paper, which will include a copy of the envelope and three pieces of the correspondence on the four-sides of the two sheets of copy paper. Only black and white copies will be made, and no cards, larger size paper, or anything else will be manipulated to fit on the copy paper. Additionally, any general correspondence that exceeds these limits will be treated as contraband; the inmate will have thirty (30) days to pay for return postage or it will be destroyed. Please write all letters in dark ink only (black or blue ink), do not use pencils or yellow markers because it will reduce image quality. Please click on the examples below of ink versus pencil scan quality.



How to Send Money

Sending Money Orders By MAIL:

If sending money via mail, you must send it directly to Inmate Banking at this address: 
  Arkansas Department of Correction:
  Trust Fund Centralized Banking
  P.O. Box 8908
  Pine Bluff, AR 71611

Money orders should be made payable to the inmate’s name and ADC number. A “MONEY ORDER DEPOSIT SLIP” must be completed and sent with each money order.

Sending Money ONLINE:

Family and friends can send money online through our ONLINE INMATE DEPOSIT SERVICE. This method requires a credit card and involves a small processing fee.

Sending Money By PHONE:

Family and friends may also send money by phone at 1-866-250-7697.This method requires a credit card and a small processing fee.

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