Early release rules decided

State: Prison space is limited

Posted: February 1, 2013 at 2:25 a.m.

Almost eight years after the state Legislature passed a law allowing for the early release of state prison inmates to halfway houses, a state board on Thursday approved rules governing the releases.

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS  --01/31/2013-- Kristin Kelly, a volunteer with the University of Arkansas, talks to a homeless couple Thursday morning at the Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville during the churches community meals lunch.  Kelly was one of many volunteers collecting statistics on the homeless population in Northwest Arkansas.  University of Arkansas professor Kevin Fitzpatrick,  with the Community and Family Institute, organized a group of volunteers to conduct this year’s count. The updated count will be taken over a 24-hour period Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in more than two dozen locations across Washington and Benton counties.

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