LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) — Two years after Arkansas' prison reform law went into
effect, some lawmakers and law enforcement officials are still grumbling
about measures like reducing penalties for meth manufacturing and
doubling the monetary threshold for felony theft.
They say those
changes and some others that were intended to ease chronic prison
overcrowding and lower costs may have gone too far, and they are
contemplating changes to the law to address their concerns in the
upcoming regular legislative session.
"I think there is some
frustration with some in the law enforcement community," said Sen. Jason
Rapert, R-Conway, after a recent meeting of the Senate Judiciary
Committee in which Act 570 of 2011 was discussed.
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