A few weeks ago lawmakers implemented prison reform. Overcrowded prisons and no money to build more (or even to pay for the population now incarcerated, it is after all a recession economy), means early release for many.
Now Arkansas prison officials have begun the exodus prepping about 750 inmates for early release. The suggestions to release certain inmates comes on the heels of a report commissioned last year, and after feedback, lawmakers passed an act which will allow many non-violent and non-sexual offenders to receive early parole.
Currently the Arkansas Department of Corrections is functioning at 106 percent male capacity and 104 percent female capacity.
So let's get this straight, with more money we'd keep people in prison, but because of economics folks can go free? I don't mind inmates getting released early especially for non-violent offences, but if it's just a process of economics then why weren't they already prepped for early release?