Arkansas State Penitentiary Books

Deb Robinson has found some old books in her "rummaging" around at the Saline County Courthouse.  The books are the Arkansas State Penitentiary books, covering the years of 1918 - 1970s, with several years missing.  Some of the books are very detailed with information, while a few are not, and every county in the state is included, however I am posting only information for Clay County.

Deb spoke to the state prison system to see if there are files that still exist for these entries and there are.  So, if anyone wants to contact the prison, this is how they do it:

1800s - 1995 - call either Gean Yelverton or Sheila Moses at the Arkansas Department of Correction, 1-870-267-6425.  They will look for the file and if it exists, they will make copies at $.75 a page.

1995 - present - call Gail Ramsey at Central Records at Pine Bluff, 1-870-267-6684.  The cost will be the same.

However, many of the records did not survive the moves throughout the years, so they may not exist.

Updated 25 Apr 2007