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Collection of youths’ DNA called spotty

Posted: February 9, 2014 at 3:37 a.m.

An analysis of Arkansas Department of Human Services public data indicates that the agency hasn’t followed its own interpretation of state DNA-collection law regarding youthful offenders, the state’s juvenile-justice ombudsman said last week.

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