Arkansas governor announces parolee supervision expansion

By The Associated Press

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson proposed on Tuesday a $1 million expansion of a program that supervises high-risk parolees.

Hutchinson 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.

Hutchinson said 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.

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