Jail programs aim at cutting return stays; Pulaski County uses private funds to reduce recidivism

Efforts to include youth programs, reentry programs for incarcerated individuals

By Williams Sanders
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Pulaski County Sheriff Eric Higgins will be introducing new privately funded programs aimed at reducing recidivism in the county jail.

The funding has been raised by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Prevention and Reentry Foundation, which is chaired by John Flake, a local real estate investor.

"We support the sheriff in what he's doing because if somebody has been incarcerated, and they're getting ready to get out, people have to have hope," Flake said. "There's got to be something out there for them where they can go to." READ MORE.

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