The Good News Is the Number of People Violating Parole or Probation in Arkansas Dropped 41 Percent
Date:  11-09-2018

The bad news is that the number of people in prison is expected to grow at rate of 0.9 percent annually over the next 10 years
From Arkansas Democrat Gazette:

The number of people sent to Arkansas' prisons for violating their terms of probation or parole fell more than 41 percent in 2017, as a new law went into effect that was aimed at stemming the surge in population.

And, for the first time in at least six years, the number of offenders entering probation was more than those going into prison, corrections officials were told Monday in an annual progress report on the prison population.

But the good news came along with more humbling statistics for a prison system already filled beyond its capacity: The number of state prisoners is expected to grow by 0.9 percent annually over the next decade, adding about 1,869 incarcerated people in one of the nation's most heavily incarcerated states. Continue reading >>>