Garland County breaks ground on new $42M jail
Officials gathered Thursday to break ground on the new Garland County Detention Center, located on Albert Pike Road in Hot Springs.
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#1 Jun 18, 2013
Big whoopie "Hot Springs Builds a New Jail" that isn't much of a positive image of our fair city. If the crime is high enough that you require 42 million dollar jail. I think we should jack up the entire police force and put a new one under it. The useless panty waisted police - city and county should all be fired. If something does occur they do nothing unless you have a body and when you have a body its too late. Then Isaac Parker should be reincarnated and we should stretch the necks of the first 1000 people who do wrong no questions ask and the second 1000 people would be hard to find.
#3 Jun 18, 2013
You two sound like little crybabies. Yes Garland County has over 90,000 people so what kind of math are you doing that makes you think a jail that was designed to hold 80 people(currently way maxed out at 200) is adequate for our county? Yes our justice system needs to be fixed but as it stands the jail population has to stay at or below 200. So most criminals know that if they get caught it'll be a short stay or an ankle bracelet. Get your facts straight before you start going off at the mouth
#5 Jun 20, 2013
I am a minority and and I do believe we need better jobs and we need to revisit certain law enforcement issues like the failed war on drugs but to not acknowledge the counties overcrowding problem in our county jail is very irresponsible. I get what you're trying to say but these are issues out of the county's reach. If you want a change in failed laws and policies write your congressman
#7 Jul 4, 2013
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