Creator

Date Original

1900-1998

Description

This collection contains miscellaneous documents on inmates at Cummins Prison as well as photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Arkansas Department of Correction, Cummins Unit is located just southeast of Grady, Arkansas. The state of Arkansas originally purchased 10,000 acres from the Cummins and Maple Grove plantations in order to build Cummins farm prison in 1902. By using inmate labor to pick cotton and raise crops, Cummins was supposed to make enough money to pay for its own operation. Inmates lived in military type bunks lined up next to each other in order to fit more inmates into a smaller space. Arkansas Department of Correction, Cummins Unit is still in operation today. The prison is a low security facility where inmates are housed in dormitory style cells.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Lincoln County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000679

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Department of Correction, Cummins Unit collection, MS.000679

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Department of Correction, Cummins Unit collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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