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Northwest Arkansas Legislators Support More Prison Money

Posted: February 24, 2014 at 5 a.m.

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Northwest Arkansas legislators said they support giving more money to a state correction system overwhelmed by record numbers of inmates.

At A Glance

Arkansas Department of Correction Requests

2013-14 Supplemental

• $720,000 for 200 beds at North Central Unit

• $7.4 million for county jail reimbursement

• $10 million for employee holiday, hazardous duty pay

2014-15 and beyond

• $5 million for 374 more beds throughout system

• $6 million for additional county jail reimbursement

• $5.1 million to begin construction of 1,000-bed prison

• $10 million to begin Pine Bluff Complex renovation, 328 more beds

Source: Staff Report

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