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McPherson Unit



From Little Rock travel approximately 100 miles north on Highway 67 North. Turn right on Exit 83, Highway 384. Travel approximately 2 ½ miles and turn left on 384S (302 Corrections Drive), McPherson Unit on the right.
Location: Four miles northeast of Newport, off Highway 384 in Jackson County.
Mailing Address: McPherson Unit 302 Corrections Drive, Newport, AR 72112
Phone: 870-523-2639
Fax: 870-523-6202
Established: 1998-ACA Accredited
Unit Capacity: 971
Operations: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Programs; Agriculture - Vegetable Processing and Gardening Program; Dance 2B Free; Female Intake Services; GED Program/Arkansas State University; Hobby Craft; Industry - Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE); Library/Law Library; Life Skills Programs; Mental Health Groups; MIWATCH; Parenting; Quilts for Babies; Recreational Programming; Regional Maintenance; Residential Program Unit; Sex Offender Female Treatment Program (SOFT); Story Book Project; Substance Abuse Therapeutic Community Program (TC); Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP); Think Legacy Program; and Vo-Tech - Cosmetology, Horticulture, Computerized Accounting, and Business Technology

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