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Wendy Kelley, Head of Arkansas Prisons, to Retire

The head of Arkansas' prison system said Monday she's retiring at the end of July after more than 2,300 inmates have been infected with the coronavirus. read more >
Kristine G. Baker
Government & Politics

Testimony Ends in Trial Over Arkansas’ Use of Execution Drug

A federal trial to consider the legality of Arkansas' use of a sedative in executions ended Thursday without a ruling from the bench. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

2 More Arkansas Inmates Die in Possible Drug Overdose

Two more inmates have died of possible drug overdoses at a maximum security prison in southeast Arkansas, a corrections official said Wednesday. read more >
Wendy Kelley
Government & Politics

Arkansas Prisons Chief Says Vacant Positions a Challenge

Arkansas' prison system is struggling with a high number of vacancies as the department tries to address a violent rash of incidents that have included attacks on guards by inmates, the state's correction chief told lawmakers Wednesday. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Accelerated Executions: Arkansas Plans 8 Over 10-Day Period

After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period — an unprecedented timetable the state says is necessary. read more >
Government & Politics

Asa Hutchinson Appoints Wendy Kelley as Department of Correction Director

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has named Wendy Kelley as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Correction. read more >