Arkansas's prison population, and related expense, is exploding

Will tough-on-crime conservatives truly embrace reform? by Lindsey Millar

There are murders the basic facts of which survive one news cycle before they're relegated to just another statistic for all but the families of the victim and killer. Then there are what David Simon, the journalist-turned-TV-producer, once called "murders that matter," those that find their way into the media day after day and that politicians point to as a sign of a larger problem.

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