Adult Education

Correctional Education

The first formal education program in Arkansas prisons was begun in 1968. The England School District started a night program at Tucker, and the Gould School District started a night program at Cummins. These were limited in their outreach, but they were a step in the right direction. These programs continued for several years.

The purpose as stated in the act was to provide “elementary, secondary and vocational-technical education to all persons incarcerated in the Department of Correction facilities who are not high school graduates, irrespective of age…” The Board of Correction and Community Punishment serves as the school board for the School District.

Arkansas Correctional School Mission Statement:
We, the ACS, believe each person has worth, dignity, and the ability to learn. Our mission is to provide a positive, safe educational environment, where self-worth and success are natural outcomes that enable our students to become successful in the 21st Century. We work to foster positive change in others and ourselves and to be an asset to the community and institution we serve.

Arkansas Correctional School Website

Contact:
Arkansas Correctional School
8000 Correction Circle
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
870-267-6725
FAX: 870-267-6731
Cindy.Henderson@arkansas.gov

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