Tagged: Arkansas Department Of Correction

Pfizer: Arkansas Execution Would 'Misuse' Drug

Pfizer: Arkansas Execution Would 'Misuse' Drug

Legal

An execution drug obtained by the Arkansas prison system earlier this month appears to have been made by a subsidiary of Pfizer, even though Pfizer has said it doesn't want its drugs to be used in executions. read more >

Global Tel-Link Sues State over Prison Phones

Global Tel-Link Sues State over Prison Phones

WhispersLegalTechnology & Telecom

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. read more >

Pair of Print Journalists Leave the Industry

Pair of Print Journalists Leave the Industry

OuttakesTransportation

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. read more >

Financial Literacy Helps Everyone (Feedback)

Opinion

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. read more >

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

Health CareTechnology & TelecomCover Story

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. read more >

Cats & Dogs Reign at Humane Society of Pulaski County

Cats & Dogs Reign at Humane Society of Pulaski County

Because HSPC relies solely on donations to operate, fundraisers like Reigning Cats and Dogs are an integral part of the organization’s success. Proceeds from Reigning help cover the costs associated with maintaining an on-site spay/neuter clinic, as well as emergency veterinary services. read more >

Arkansas to Look at Other Execution Drugs

Legal

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. read more >