Category Archive: Asa Hutchinson

Mar 09

Gov. Signs Bill to Provide the Mentally Ill Treatment Instead of Prison Time

KFTA/Fox By Karella Kordsmeier LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– – (via KARK) — As the state deals with constant overcrowding in its prisons, a new bill signed Wednesday, could be a win-win for Arkansas. The new law will provide more money for mental illness in an effort to keep people out of jail. Governor Asa Hutchinson says …

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Mar 08

Parole Violators Bill Heads to Governor

Arkansas Online By John Moritz Legislation aimed at keeping nonviolent parole and probation violators out of prison completed its quick journey through the House on Tuesday. The House voted 86-1 for Senate Bill 136, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson is expected to sign it this week. There was little discussion about the bill in the House, …

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