SYT

Jackson, MS

#1 Feb 23, 2009
Is anyone aware of this program that allows convicted felons, including murderers on a work release program after serving 6 months in jail?
Resident

West Memphis, AR

#2 Feb 24, 2009
Actually, under ARkansas Act 309, they are housed in approved city or county jails for work purposes. So they aren't actually released. The intent of 309 is to reduce prison crowding at state levels and provide cities and counties with free labor for tasks categorized as either "309 In-Jail" or "309 Work". The former jobs are to be done within jail premises, the latter can involve other public properties and projects. Counties and cities that accept 309 inmates receive stipends for their upkeep.

So they aren't just released upon the world free to do whatever. They are still jailed and controlled as inmates, they are just givin a little more leeway vs. other inmates.
Resident

West Memphis, AR

#3 Feb 24, 2009
once

United States

#4 Mar 28, 2009
wow
kacy adrow

United States

#5 Jun 5, 2009
I just wont to no why is it when a person that work for 309 act in arkansas and she do not like the other race she is white and she treat this one person so bad and i dont think its write what can be doing about it.
Just wondering

Carson City, NV

#6 Jun 6, 2009
Interesting
Becky

El Dorado, AR

#7 Sep 28, 2010
WOW!! It's not because of your race. It's because of your inability to spell anything or use punctuation.
kacy adrow wrote:
I just wont to no why is it when a person that work for 309 act in arkansas and she do not like the other race she is white and she treat this one person so bad and i dont think its write what can be doing about it.
lilbit

Marion, AR

#8 Sep 28, 2010
we sure need the prisoners to get out there working on wapanoca,,it is so bad out there.the lake is all grown up and moss,its green water..pitiful
cissi harrell

Greenwood, AR

#9 Aug 20, 2011
[need to know who do you find out what units there are. My son is in Malvern unit. and he needs me to find out about the 309
Charlie welch

United States

#11 Oct 6, 2013
It's about time they earn there keep
thompsonvalarie4 2

United States

#12 Jul 5, 2015
My son was denied 309 by the victim in which he is class one and been that way since he been thew over a year but because the victim is white ..you mean they can actually say what my son may or may not do ...I think it's wrong and that's just crazy no one died and he is ok but they still controlling g what my children ld do .
Sad but true

United States

#13 Jul 8, 2015
lilbit wrote:
we sure need the prisoners to get out there working on wapanoca,,it is so bad out there.the lake is all grown up and moss,its green water..pitiful
You are so correct about that! A beautiful place gone to ruins! How can the government allow a National Refuge go to such a pitiful looking place! Needs mowing and sprucing up badly. It can be a lovely place with a little maintenance!!!
Kraft white lady

United States

#14 Jul 10, 2015
thompsonvalarie42 wrote:
My son was denied 309 by the victim in which he is class one and been that way since he been thew over a year but because the victim is white ..you mean they can actually say what my son may or may not do ...I think it's wrong and that's just crazy no one died and he is ok but they still controlling g what my children ld do .
I'm sure your papers say ( because she's white ) give us a break, if your son is locked up YES they can say what the heck he can do, no favoritism foo, they will control it till it can abide by the rules you did not teach in society, ma'am so when he gets out go over them again maybe he'll listen this time, YES POOR VICTIMS NOT POOR SON.
Cdh

United States

#15 Aug 20, 2016
Why was second degree murder not po as part of the exceptions???
Dustin Levi Robison

Wooster, AR

#16 Oct 6, 2016
Washington county Fayetteville ark DOCC
justice

Mason, TN

#17 Oct 11, 2016
thompsonvalarie42 wrote:
My son was denied 309 by the victim in which he is class one and been that way since he been thew over a year but because the victim is white ..you mean they can actually say what my son may or may not do ...I think it's wrong and that's just crazy no one died and he is ok but they still controlling g what my children ld do .
Your son victimized someone. I don't know what he did exactly but I'm certain it wasn't "right" so get over it. Your son is a dangerous criminal and a menace to society so he should just get used to not being treated "right". What's more, its probably your fault that he is what he is because of the way you raised him.
Kelli

Beaver Dam, WI

#18 Apr 19, 2017
Im just trying to find out how furloughs work in the 309 program. What if the spouse lives out of state. Someone said the person rented a motel for the weekend and they still got the furlough. Is that possible?
Metallica

Marion, AR

#19 Apr 19, 2017
Sad but true wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so correct about that! A beautiful place gone to ruins! How can the government allow a National Refuge go to such a pitiful looking place! Needs mowing and sprucing up badly. It can be a lovely place with a little maintenance!!!
do you know trump is cutting national park funding?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/politics/trump-...
Over It

Knoxville, AR

#20 Friday Jul 28
Some of the comments on this thread show a complete lack of education. To the person who blamed the parent for her son's actions, I hope your child commits a crime so everyone can tell you that you should have raised your child differently. To the people arguing about race, the media and "powers that be" in our country want us to fight over race and other stupid issues so that we do not focus on the terrible state in which they have our country. Did you know that a foreign student can go to college for free and get money to start a business in their home country? Did you know that our country has people fighting over what people should be able to get on food stamps but willingly gives money to other countries to help feed them? Did you know that war is more profitable than peace? You people sit around arguing over situations that other people put themselves in. I was researching 309 because I didn't know what it meant and stumbled across this thread. Rise up, people! Our country would be so much better off if people set aside petty differences and worked together.

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