Subscribe Register Login

Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 5:41 p.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Pulaski County jail reopens to all offenders

By ArkansasOnline

This article was originally published June 9, 2014 at 8:20 a.m. Updated June 9, 2014 at 9:37 a.m.

The Pulaski County jail reopened to all offenders Monday after having been closed to low-level offenders since April 29, deputies said.

Sheriff Doc Holladay and other jail officials in April determined that crowding at the facility had reached a critical state and closed it to nonviolent, nonfelony offenders. It reopened at 8 a.m. after the population dipped to 1,126, shy of the 1,210 intended capacity, sheriff’s office Lt. Carl Minden said in a statement.

Law enforcement agencies in the county are being notified, Minden added

It was the second time in the past three years that the jail has “closed” because of crowding.

The Arkansas Sheriffs' Association has asked Gov. Mike Beebe to call a special legislative session to address jail crowding issues statewide. The group wants a cap on the number of state inmates allowed at county jails, as well as funding for private facilities outside Arkansas to house state inmates through the next fiscal year.

Comments on: Pulaski County jail reopens to all offenders

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Life skill tech

    Saturday & Sunday 6a-6:30p. Direct care. Experience in long ...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Internists

    Hospitalists () to provide medical servicesLittle Rock, AR. ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Park interpreter

    Bull Shoals White River State Park, Lake View, AR Position ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Computer tech

    The Carlisle School District is looking for: network adminis...
    CARLISLE, AR

  • Dietary assistant

    dietary assistantlocal retirement center seeking dependable ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 945 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online