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Resource ID: #13438
Subject: Prisons
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, Ark.)


The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette investigates the consequences of Act 309, a 1983 law in Arkansas which allows state prisoners to be assigned to county jails to relieve prison overcrowding. Under Act 309 in Wayne, Ark. convicted murderers slept with members of the opposite sex outside the jail, drove around town at will in a sheriff's cruiser and performed work that helped the sheriff and his family personally. (May 12, 1996)

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