Tagged: arkansas department of correction

Global Tel-Link Sues State over Prison Phones

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

A company that responded to the state prison system’s request for proposals for an inmate call system has filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing it was not fairly evaluated.

Pair of Print Journalists Leave the Industry

by Sean Beherec 1/12/2015 12:00 am

Cathy Frye, a longtime reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has taken over as spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction. Jennifer Gill, a name familiar to newspaper readers in Fort Smith, said she has left the Southwest Times Record after more than 16 years.

Financial Literacy Helps Everyone (Feedback)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The lack of understanding of financial matters in the most basic way by offenders is truly amazing. In my opinion, it also contributes heavily to recidivism. It is already difficult to get on one’s feet with a criminal record; add to that the trouble understanding finance and you contribute to the revolving door of the system.

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas.

Arkansas to Look at Other Execution Drugs

by Associated Press 6/17/2013 4:54 pm

Officials say Arkansas plans to consider using different drugs in lethal injections after the state lost its account with a pharmaceutical company that supplied it with drugs earlier this year.

Arkansas Death Row Inmates Amend Execution Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/17/2013 4:37 pm

Nine death row inmates challenging Arkansas' new lethal injection law have amended their lawsuit against the state.