Tagged: arkansas department of correction

Program Restores Grants For Inmates Pursuing Degrees

by Todd Traub 12/5/2018 2:11 pm

A federal program, whose Arkansas participants include Shorter College in Little Rock and Arkansas State University-Newport, provides need-based Pell Grants to state and federal prisoners through college partnerships.

More Front Porches Coming to Rockwater Village

by George Waldon 4/30/2018 12:00 am

The near build-out of The Residences at Rockwater is putting new development activity in play for North Little Rock’s Lower Baring Cross neighborhood.

Builders Association Looks at House of Incarcerated Former EVP

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The former executive vice president of the Arkansas Home Builders Association, who helped herself to $100,000 of the association’s money, began serving her 12-year prison sentence in August.

Arkansas Prisons Chief Says Vacant Positions a Challenge

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/11/2017 3:40 pm

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.

Pfizer: Arkansas Execution Would 'Misuse' Drug

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 7/25/2016 9:14 pm

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.

Crittenden Hospital Association Bankruptcy Case Could Last Into 2018

by Mark Friedman 5/2/2016 12:00 am

It might take another two years before the Crittenden Hospital Association’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation is over, the trustee in the case said last week.

Order for Arkansas to Release Execution Drugs Source on Hold

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 12/4/2015 10:52 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court granted the state's request to temporarily put on hold a mandate to turn over information about the source of its execution drugs, with the decision released about an hour before Friday's noon deadline for the disclosure.

Hutchinson Asked to Set Execution Dates for 8 Inmates

by Associated Press 9/1/2015 1:32 pm

Arkansas' attorney general has asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to set execution dates for eight death row inmates in what would be the state's first executions in a decade.

Department of Correction Releases Details of Alleged Abuse at Prison

by Associated Press 6/15/2015 8:38 am

The Arkansas Department of Correction released details Friday of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against a former chaplain at an Arkansas women's prison.

Department of Justice Investigating Arkansas Women's Prison

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/12/2015 8:03 am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and harassment at an Arkansas women's prison.

Former Prison Guard Sues Pathway to Freedom After Beating

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

A former guard for the Arkansas Department of Correction is suing a private pre-release and reentry services company over injuries he received during a fight in one of the company’s barracks.

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.

Cats & Dogs Reign at Humane Society of Pulaski County

by Amanda Hoelzeman 11/1/2013 12:00 am

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.

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.