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Arkansas CURE works to promote rehabilitation for the benefit of the community as a whole, and of the incarcerated individual through meaningful criminal justice reform by advocating for meaningful change through the legislative process.

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A New Kind Of Busing

Jan 4, 2013 | JeanT

Busing Arkansas incarcerated citizens to an out of state Private for Profit Prison is not the answer to ‘mass incarceration’ in our State.

Busing Arkansas incarcerated citizens to an out of state Private for Profit Prison is not the answer to ‘mass incarceration’ in our State.

Background:

January 2013: 238 Inmates Were Backed Up In AR. County Jails

This Number Stayed Relatively Steady

Until August 2013… Following A Parole System Crackdown

Now 10 Times The Number Of Inmates Are Backed Up In AR. Jails, Less Than 1 Year Later…

Arkansas had a 17.7% jump in the number of state inmates in 2013

The 7th. highest in the nation.
Even Though Prison Populations Across The Country Are Decreasing.
A ‘quick-fix’ to prison overcrowding is a practice of treating incarcerated men and women like commodities.

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