Arkansas’ “Scary” Tale: Many Convicts, Scant Money

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http://www.arktimes.com/030718coverstorya.html Larry Norris, Arkansas' corrections director, told state legislators in May that he faces a "scary" situation, reports the Arkansas Times. After 30 years of policies born out of promises to be "tough on crime," Norris and other state officials finding themselves surrounded on all sides by numbers - and the numbers relating to prisons are menacing. The Arkansas Board of Corrections now supervises more than 56,000 convicts. That means one of every 47 Arkansas residents is in prison or on probation or parole. Taxpayers . . .

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