Arkansas Governor Seeks $7.4 Million for 200 Additional Prison Beds

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is currently seeking $7.4 million in funding from the state to open 200 additional prison beds to ease the backlog of inmates being housed at local jails.

Crawford County Officials Consider Tax Vote to Fund New Jail

Crawford County Judge John Hall says he'll ask for an election in March requesting funds for a new county jail.

Ark. Sex Offender Registry Goes Digital

The Arkansas Crime Information Center launched the new online Centralized Electronic Network of Sex Offender Registries system to enable local law enforcement officers and the Department of Corrections to electronically register sex offenders.

Wynne County, Ark., Considers New Jail

WYNNE, Ark. — County officials in Wynne gave a tour of the 40-year-old county jail, which they say is in need of replacement.

Ark. Overhauls Sentencing, Probation Measures

Gov. Mike Beebe signed into law an overhaul of Arkansas sentencing and probation programs aimed at reducing the state's growing prison population, but was uncertain how much of an impact the reforms would have.

Ark. County To Reduce Prisoners

The Crawford County Quorum Court on Monday asked county sheriffs to present a proposal aimed at reducing the number of prison-bound felons being held at the Crawford County Jail.

Rural Justice By Design

Size matters: the challenge of creating an all-in-one justice center in rural Arkansas.