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Arkansas Governor pushes for parole supervision expansion



Little Rock, Arkansas — On Tuesday, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson proposed a $1 million expansion of a program that supervises high-risk parolees.

He called for adding 10 officers to the intensive supervision program, which monitors high-risk offenders on parole who have a history of violence or gang affiliation.

According to Hutchinson, the program, which currently comprises four officers in Pulaski County, would grow to cover Lonoke, Jefferson, Saline, and Faulkner counties under the proposed expansion.

The proposal must go before the Legislative Council.

This comes after a surging of violent incidents in Little Rock and other parts of the state, including a shooting at a car show last month in Dumas that killed one and injured 26 others. In connection with that incident, one person has been arrested.