Providing Safety and

Hope for Arkansans

Providing Safety and Hope for Arkansans

Committed to public safety and providing professional management solutions and evidence-based rehabilitative initiatives for offenders

The Secretary’s Office

The Office of the Secretary is comprised of employees responsible for supporting the Secretary in the administration of the various duties of the Department pursuant to law and Board of Corrections’ policy.

Secretary Solomon Graves

Arkansas Code Annotated § 25-43-403 establishes the Secretary of Corrections as the executive head of the Department of Corrections. In this role, the Secretary may perform all duties to administer the Department of Corrections, subject to Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 33. 

Governor Asa Hutchinson nominated Solomon Graves to be Secretary on July 23, 2020. The Board of Corrections appointed Mr. Graves the following week. Mr. Graves began serving as Secretary on August 1, 2020.

Secretary Graves began his service to the Department of Corrections in 2006 at the Division of Community Correction. In 2007, he accepted a role at the Arkansas Parole Board where he served until 2016, including five years as Parole Board Administrator.

In March 2016, Mr. Graves was named Public Information Officer for the Division of Correction. In July 2019, then-Secretary Wendy Kelley selected Mr. Graves to be her Chief of Staff. He served in that role until Ms. Kelley’s retirement at which time he succeeded her as Secretary.

Secretary Graves earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a master’s degree in public administration from Webster University.

The Office of the Secretary

Lindsay Wallace, Chief of Staff
(501) 682-3309 

Christine Cryer, Chief Legal Counsel
(870) 267-6371 (Pine Bluff)
(501) 682-3309 (North Little Rock)

Lamont Wimbley, AGM, Chief Financial Officer
(870) 850-8719

Cindy Murphy, CPM, Communications Director
(870) 267-6205 (Pine Bluff)
(501) 682-5190 (North Little Rock)

  • Oversee constituent services, public information, DOC website and social media
  • Point of contact for media
  • Coordinate Freedom of Information Act requests

Nicholas C. Stewart, Human Resources and Training Administrator
(501) 682-3309

Tabrina M. Bratton, PhD, Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation Administrator
(501) 682-3309

  • Evaluate department programs and services
  • Design and conduct applied research
  • Oversee UALR doctoral residents

The Arkansas Department of Corrections is comprised of over 4,000 dedicated employees within the following:

  • The Division of Correction (formerly the Arkansas Department of Correction)
  • The Division of Community Correction (formerly Arkansas Department of Community Correction)
  • Arkansas Correctional School District
  • The Office of the Criminal Detention Facility Review Coordinator
  • The Parole Board
  • The Sentencing Commission

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