The Board of Corrections is the governing board of the Department of Corrections. The purpose of the Board of Corrections is to manage correctional resources in the state such that offenders are held accountable for their actions, victims’ needs are addressed in a positive manner, and the safety of society is enhanced. The specific powers and duties of the Board were established by Amendment 33 to the Arkansas Constitution and are codified in A.C.A. § 12-27-105 and § 25-43-401.
|Board of Corrections||Phone Number|
|Compliance Administrator/Attorney – Mark Colbert||870-267-6752|
|Executive Assistant – Shari Gray||870-267-6754|
The Arkansas Board of Corrections is comprised of seven (7) members appointed by the Governor for seven year staggered terms. Board members may be reached by contacting Shari Gray, Administrative Assistant, Arkansas Board of Corrections, P.O. Box 20550, White Hall, AR 71612.
|Board of Corrections | Board Members||Appointment Expires|
|Benny Magness, Chairman||December 31, 2025|
|Rev. Tyrone Broomfield, Vice Chairman||December 31, 2024|
|John Felts||January 14, 2026|
|Dr. William “Dubs” Byers, Secretary||December 31, 2028|
|Dr. Whitney Gass||December 31, 2023|
|Lee Watson||December 31, 2026|
|Pastor Alonza Jiles||December 31, 2027|