As Arkansas Jails Overflow, Sheriffs Ponder Their Options

Albanese, Elizabeth
November 2000
Bond Buyer;11/21/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 31022, p26
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Reports on Arkansas sheriffs' problem of finding the money to build new jails. Overcrowded and outdated jails in the state; Voters' reluctance to approve tax-backed jail bonds; Sheriffs' plan to issue economic development revenue bonds to build new facilities.


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