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Arkansas prison execs look at lockdown cells after series of violent altercations

By John Moritz

This article was published October 16, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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In this December 2002 photo, prison board members and other officials view the isolation wing at the Cummins Unit at Varner. The Arkansas Department of Correction wants to add up to 400 more lockdown cells to the more than 2,000 already in use.

Arkansas Department of Correction Director Wendy Kelley

Solomon Graves, a spokesman for the Department of Correction



The Arkansas Department of Correction, whose officials propose adding up to 400 lockdown cells as part of an effort to quell prison violence, already has more than 2,000 similar cells that are used for reasons ranging from safety threats to medical issues to punishments.

Arkansas Department of Correction Director Wendy Kelley

Solomon Graves, a spokesman for the Department of Correction



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