Prison numbers swell to new high

Parole shift puts strain on counties

Posted: October 25, 2013 at 12:39 a.m.

PINE BLUFF — The Arkansas Department of Correction reached a historic-high inmate population Thursday as changes made this summer to the state’s parole system continue to cram county jails with inmates awaiting beds to open up in the already crowded state prisons.

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