The Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) will expand Modified In-person Visitation to allow visits from those younger than 18, and individuals who are not immediate family members. This will take effect beginning Jan. 1, 2022,
In-person visits to inmates/residents will continue to be made by pre-approved individuals only. Those wishing to visit should carefully review Visitation Rules.
After reviewing the new visitation rules, you must visit the website: https://telegov.egov.com/docrequest to complete a visitation appointment request form. Appointment requests can be made online from your mobile device or computer. All requests are pending review and approval by the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Additionally, the Arkansas Parole Board will resume allowing supporters to join inmates, in-person, at their parole hearing. Supporters must be at least 14 years old and on the inmate’s approved visitation list. Supporters must be selected and identified by the inmate prior to hearing and meet facility entrance requirements.
In a press statement, the ADC said, “The safe resumption of in-person visitation remains a priority for the Department. We greatly appreciate the ongoing patience and understanding of residents, inmates and their loved ones as well as the overwhelming support our staff has received during this public health crisis. While visitation remains modified, we encourage friends and family to remain in contact through phone calls and video visits.”