According to the Arkansas Department of Corrections Director Dexter Payne, 231 inmates had tested positive.
Seventy-five of the state's new COVID-19 cases on Saturday came from the Randall Williams Correctional Facility.

Over the weekend Randall Williams Correctional Facility in Pine Bluff was put on lockdown after a substantial amount of inmates tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Arkansas Department of Corrections Director Dexter Payne, 231 inmates had tested positive.
Seventy-five of the state’s new COVID-19 cases on Saturday came from the Randall Williams Correctional Facility.
ADC uses the facility as an 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.
A total of 515 inmates were tested according to Payne, with 155 negatives and 129 pending.
Arkansas Department of Health Secretary Dr. Nate Smith said that eight staff members at the unit also tested positive.
Payne said the outbreak would be easier to control because of the close distance between the other prisons.
"The facilities that are in close proximity are the Pine Bluff unit and also the Barber Ester unit right there in Pine Bluff," said Payne. "I don't have much concern on spreading it to those facilities because we don't allow the staff to go inside of Randall Williams. If they deliver something, they will deliver it to the back door, we will get it there and bring it in. Staff will not be crossing over into that facility."
Payne said the prison is taking all the necessary precautions to ensure safety by negating any contact with those who tested positive.
As of Sunday, May 17, there are 4,759 cumulative COVID-19 cases. Cumulative hospitalizations total to 530 with 65 currently hospitalized.
Twelve patients are on ventilators.
The total number of COVID-19 associated deaths is 98. Jefferson County has 19, following Pulaski County which leads the state with 23.
Jefferson County has 491 cumulative positive COVID-19 cases with 190 recoveries.