Wrightsville Unit

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Wrightsville Unit
Location Wrightsville, Arkansas
Status open
Capacity 850
Opened 1981
Managed by Arkansas Department of Correction

The Wrightsville Unit is an Arkansas Department of Correction prison in Wrightsville, Arkansas.[1]

Over 5,000 acres (2,000 ha) of land at Wrightsville is dedicated to the raising of cattle and the production of hay.[citation needed]

The land occupied by the unit formerly housed the Negro Boys Industrial School in Wrightsville. There are no markers there that indicate that the boys school existed or that a fatal 1959 fire at the boys school had occurred.[2]


  1. ^ "Facilities: Wrightsville Unit". Arkansas Department of Correction. State of Arkansas. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "THV Extra: Arkansas' Secret Holocaust". THV11. Arkansas Television Company. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 

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Coordinates: 34°36′06″N 92°11′33″W / 34.60170°N 92.19240°W / 34.60170; -92.19240