Wrightsville Unit

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Wrightsville Unit
LocationWrightsville, Arkansas
Statusopen
Capacity850
Opened1981
Managed byArkansas Department of Correction
Location of Wrightsville in Pulaski County, and Pulaski County in Arkansas

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.[2]

The land occupied by the unit formerly housed the Negro Boys Industrial School in Wrightsville. For sixty years, there was no marker or memorial that indicated that the boys school existed or that the fire occurred. On April 25, 2019, a monument to the dead was unveiled at the Wrightsville Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facilities: Wrightsville Unit". Arkansas Department of Correction. State of Arkansas. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Division of Correction".
  3. ^ "Encyclopedia of Arkansas".

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