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Arkansas governor nominates new corrections head after fight over prison authority

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2024
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Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday nominated a new corrections secretary after her first pick for the job was fired by a state panel amid a feud over who runs the state prison system.Sanders nominated Lindsay Wallace, who has served as chief of staff at the Department of Corrections since 2020, to lead the department. The appointment must be confirmed by the state Board of Corrections. Sanders said she had talked with the board's chairman and each member about the appointment.“I know that Lindsay has the experience to lead...

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