Division of Correction

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Deputy Director, Institutions

William Straughn ADC Deputy Director Institutions

William Straughn – (870) 267-6303

The Deputy Director of Institutions is responsible for overseeing various Institutions within the Arkansas Division of Correction as well as Central Classification, Central Transportation and Accreditation.

  • Agency Accreditation Manager: Shelly Lawrence – (870) 267-6343
  • Central Classification Supervisor: Daisha Thompson – (870) 267-6675
  • Central Transportation Supervisor: Dwana Johnson – (870) 267-6120

The Institutions currently overseen by the ADC Deputy Director of Institutions are:

  • East Arkansas Regional Unit in Marianna – (870) 295-4700
  • Grimes Unit in Newport – (870) 523-5877
  • Maximum Security Unit in Tucker – (501) 842-3800
  • McPherson Unit in Newport – (870) 523-2639
  • Tucker Unit in Tucker – (501) 842-2519

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