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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The board that oversees the Arkansas Correction Department is to hold a special meeting to address overcrowding of female inmates.
The board is to meet by teleconference at 3:30 p.m. Monday to invoke the 90-day Emergency Powers Act, which can provide early release to some female inmates.
The panel will also address a memorandum of understanding between the department and Washington County.
Washington County is to house up to 12 construction inmates while the Correction Department renovates the National Guard Armory in Springdale.
The board regularly uses its emergency powers to ease overcrowding.
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