Voters in Benton and Washington counties will be asked on Nov. 8 to support new taxes to pay for jail expansions.
This episode of the Speaking of Arkansas podcast features Sarah Moore, executive director of the Arkansas Justice Reform Coalition, and Mac Mayfield, a board member of the coalition and a leader of a new group called Neighbors Against New Taxation. They oppose jail expansions in both counties, advocating instead for judicial system reforms they say can hold people accountable while also addressing the root causes of their involvement in the judicial system.
To listen to an argument for the Washington County jail expansion, visit: nwaonline.com/105forjail/
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