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6:33 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Arkansas Board Of Corrections Adopts Parole Changes

The Arkansas Board of Corrections has adopted several changes to the state's parole system months after an eight-time parole absconder allegedly killed a man in Little Rock.

During a special meeting Wednesday in Little Rock, the seven-member board adopted several policy changes regarding parolees held in county jail awaiting parole revocation hearings.

An Arkansas State Police report released this month found that systemic problems with the state's parole system contributed to a case in which a parolee managed to avoid being locked up before he allegedly killed a man in Little Rock this year. But the report didn't find any evidence of criminal wrongdoing by officials.