Department of Corrections

Prison overcrowding trickles down to counties – inmates released early as DOC requests land to build new prison, $75 million allocated to expand North Central Unit

After Arkansas prisons reached the 105 percent capacity mark in the middle of September, the Department of Corrections Board voted on Sept. 23 to release nearly 400 Arkansas prisoners early due to the overcrowding issue. This release has prompted officials to address the issue within the state’s prison system.Benny Magness,…

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