|Arkansas Department of Corrections officials and lawmakers discuss prison budget|
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- A day after the governor proposed his $5.8 billion budget ahead of the fiscal session, Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) Secretary Wendy Kelley briefed lawmakers on the strides taken by the department.
The governor’s budget includes a $2.6 million increase for the ADC.
The department plans to use that money to open up more beds, but also to cover other ongoing improvements from department consolidation, human resources efficiency, the opening of beds and mental health services among others.
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