Lawmakers ask prison officials for suggestions on how to improve system

PINE BLUFF (Arkansas News Bureau) - Lawmakers asked state prison officials on Monday to review 2010 prison-reform laws and report back on whether any need to be changed to help curb the rising prison population and improve the parole and probation process.

"Tell us what we did that was wrong that has led us down this path and we'll try and correct it in the future," said Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot.

Prison officials agreed to comply with the request, but added that recent changes to parole and probation guidelines should improve the process.

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