Pine Bluff, AR Randall L. Williams Correctional Center View
The Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility is a prison of the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) located in the "Pine Bluff Complex" in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The 106-bed facility sits on a 10-acre (4.0 ha) plot of land. The facility previously served as the Jefferson County Jail. Around 2008 the county opened the new W. C. "Dub" Brassel Adult Detention Facility and vacated the previous county jail. ADC purchased the former jail in 2008 and renamed it the Williams Correctional Facility in April of that year, after Randall L. Williams, a former state representative for Drew County and thereafter from 1970 to 1993 a Jefferson County circuit judge. Williams's daughter, Camille Bennett of Lonoke, is a state representative since 2015 for District 14, which includes portions of Lonoke, Pulaski, Arkansas, Prairie, and Jefferson counties. Williams was the chairperson of the board of ADC from 1993 to 2000. ADC uses the facility as additional intake space, and after ADC acquired the facility, it moved the special management barracks, a unit for prisoners with counseling and mental health requirements, to Williams from the Cummins Unit.