Arkansas youth-jail locks not replaced despite years of safety warnings

Fixes pledged, but not funds


Photographs by Rick McFarland

Rep. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is shown in this file photo.

The locks that keep young Arkansans behind bars at a juvenile jail in Alexander still haven't been replaced -- despite years of warnings that the obsolete deadbolts posed safety concerns and despite lawmakers' promises to pay for updates.

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BEARTRAP919 says...

The State was too busy giving out big raises for elected Officials, Judges, and other over paid PEOPLE IN THE STATES Bureaucracy, TO have enough Money to IMPROVE the Safety of People in the States Prisons.

Posted 16 July 2017, 2:17 p.m. Suggest removal

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