Division of Correction

Providing fair, firm, consistent and superior correctional services for Arkansas

ADC Mission, Vision, Core Values and Goals

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Arkansas Division of Correction is to provide public safety by carrying out the mandate of the courts; provide a safe, humane environment for staff and inmates; strengthen the work ethic through teaching of good habits; and provide opportunities for staff and inmates to improve spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Vision Statement

The Vision of the Arkansas Division of Correction is to be an honorable and professional organization through ethical and innovative leadership at all levels, providing cost-efficient, superior correctional services that return productive people to the community.

Core Values

  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Public Service
  • Accountability
  • Transparency


First Agency GoalTo maintain cost-efficient care and custody of all inmates
Second Agency GoalTo provide safe and secure facilities for inmates and staff
Third Agency GoalTo attract and retain quality staff
Fourth Agency GoalTo provide constructive correctional opportunities that will help inmates successfully return to their communities
Fifth Agency GoalTo optimize inmate assignments in work programs
Sixth Agency GoalTransparency
*The Arkansas Division of Correction Strategic Plan advances all of the Governor’s Statewide Goals. It directly supports the Goals of “Protecting the Public’s Safety and Security” and “Transforming the Culture of State Government.”

Strategic Plan

ADC Strategic Plan 2022 – 2023

See previous Strategic Plans HERE

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