Arkansas Corrections Board member attends meeting despite officials’ calls for him to resign

Alonza Jiles (left), a member of the Arkansas Board of Corrections, looks over papers during the board’s meeting in North Little Rock in this Feb. 15, 2024 file photo. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)
Alonza Jiles (left), a member of the Arkansas Board of Corrections, looks over papers during the board’s meeting in North Little Rock in this Feb. 15, 2024 file photo. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)


Arkansas Board of Corrections member Alonza Jiles participated in a special meeting of the body on Wednesday despite demands from state leaders that he resign after being named in lawsuits accusing him of helping to cover up physical and sexual abuse at the Lord's Ranch decades ago.

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