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Arkansas prison officials warn of solitary cell shortage

Need for more stressed at board meeting

By John Moritz

This article was published September 2, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas' prisons are in need of more solitary cells where the unruliest prisoners can be locked up, according to some of the state's top corrections officials.

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information19 says... September 2, 2017 at 5:23 a.m.

What the ADC really needs is a total and complete paradigm shift. The CO's initiate and escalate many of the situations that get out of control. Kelley seems to have the decision makers convinced that much of the contraband comes from those who are friends and/ or family of an inmate. They only get a chance for 3 hours, one day a week. The CO's and other staff members have 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The whole damn system operates like a slave plantation. How in God's name is that going to rehabilitate anyone? Finally, many of the people who go in, come out a more dangerous and angry criminal who is fiercely out to get for themselves, lacking many social graces as well as any concern of the law.

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RBear says... September 2, 2017 at 7:02 a.m.

Good insights Info19. Based on what I've seen of Kelley's approach, it has been failing. Along with the points you mention, Kelley tries to hide many of the issues from public view to avoid further scrutiny. She's focused more on keeping her little empire intact rather than developing programs to get the non-violent and less violent offenders rehabilitated.

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skeptic1 says... September 2, 2017 at 11:09 a.m.

Isolation is cruel and unusual punishment that uneducated and poorly screened and trained prison guards use for retaliation. If they are complaining they have a shortage of isolation cells that proves my point. Let's stop criminalizing possession and use and focus on trafficking and violent crimes which will automatically reduce the prison population.

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LR1955 says... September 2, 2017 at 11:49 a.m.

Give them all 1million years, and superglue both their thumbs up their @$$s!

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information19 says... September 2, 2017 at 4:39 p.m.

LR1955 at a rising cost of approx. $36,000 per inmate, would you like to reconsider your fiscal irresponsibility?

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ReformForArkansas says... September 4, 2017 at 12:15 a.m.

Instead of trying to rehabilitate inmates, let’s just screw them up more by isolating them. ADC is simply a warehouse of human beings, and could care less about rehabilitation. This will never change as long as the agency allows employees to retire & return after 6 months with the same mindset. Good old boy system at its worst! They ruin or run off any employees that don’t fall in line. Wake up Arkansas & DEMAND CHANGE

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