Catholic Prison Ministries of Arkansas

Updated Feb. 2, 2024

Catholic prison ministry is offered in the following facilities run by the Arkansas Department of Correction as well as a federal prison in the state. To find out how you can get involved, call the Prison Ministry Office.

Arkansas Facilities

Benton Unit, Benton 


Cummins Unit, Grady

Ministry overseen by St. Joseph Church, Pine Bluff

Delta Regional Unit, Dermott


East Arkansas Regional Unit, Brickeys in Lee County

Ministry overseen by St. Mary Church, Helena

Grimes Unit, Newport

Ministry overseen by lay volunteers from Blessed Sacrament, Jonesboro

Maximum Security Unit, Tucker


McPherson Unit for Women, Newport

Ministry overseen by St. Cecilia Church, Newport

North Central Unit, Calico Rock

Ministry overseen by the Latin Mass community, Cherokee Village

Ouachita River Unit, Malvern

Ministry overseen by the Prison Ministry Office

Pine Bluff Unit, Pine Bluff

Ministry overseen by St. Joseph Church, Pine Bluff

Tucker Unit, Tucker


Varner Unit, Grady

Ministry overseen by the Prison Ministry Office

Wrightsville Unit, Wrightsville

Ministry overseen by lay volunteers from Little Rock area

Federal Facility

Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex, Forrest City

Ministry overseen by St. Mary Church, Helena