Photographs by Rick McFarland
Rep. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is shown in this file photo.
Originally published July 16, 2017 at 04:39a.m., updated July 17, 2017 at 04:30a.m.
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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