East Arkansas Regional Unit
The East Arkansas Regional Unit is an Arkansas Department of Correction prison in Brickeys, St. Francis Township, unincorporated Lee County, Arkansas. United States. It is about 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Forrest City. East Arkansas Regional Unit is one of the state's parent units for processed male inmates and serves for initial assignment. This facility was established in 1992 and has 379 employees. The facility is ACA Accredited and has a capacity of 1,432 inmates. Operations include jail operations, education, substance abuse treatment program, canine unit, field crops, and regional maintenance. In 2007 after the prison system determined that some East Arkansas Correctional Officers used excessive force against prisoners, those Correctional Officers were fired.