Jail/prison main topic of discussion at BCEDC meeting

Jail/prison main topic of discussion at BCEDC meeting

Most of the discussion at Monday‚Äôs Bradley County Economic Development Corp. board meeting concerned the disposition of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Jail. LaSalle Corrections recently informed Bradley County Quorum Court that it would be economically unfeasible for the company to build and maintain the jail. However, company officials left open the possibility that the county…

Bond denied for Antario Gilbert who is charged with Capital Murder in the death of Shaun Ingram

Bond denied for Antario Gilbert who is charged with Capital Murder in the death of Shaun Ingram

Monday, October 18, 2021 a First Judicial Appearance was conducted by Judge Bruce Anderson on Antario Gilbert for the charge of Capital Murder. During the First Appearance, Gilbert was denied bond due to the charge in which was upgraded from Murder 1st to Capital Murder after Sgt. Tim Nichols met with Prosecutor Thomas Deen to…

LaSalle says new private prison will not work financially, BCEDC Representative urges Bradley County to take out 34 million dollar bond to open a public prison instead

LaSalle says new private prison will not work financially, BCEDC Representative urges Bradley County to take out 34 million dollar bond to open a public prison instead

The project underway for some five years to build a private prison in Southeast Arkansas to house 500 State of Arkansas inmates and to provide jail space for Bradley and Drew Counties is in jeopardy of being canceled. Billy McConnell, a high ranking officer of LaSalle Corrections, a private firm that operates prisons and jails…