PARAGOULD, AR - Greene County jail officials learned this morning that they are now officially no longer a participant in the Dept. of Correction's Act 309 program, which allows state inmates to complete their prison terms in county jails. In return, the prisoners perform services at the jail and in the community.
The program was suspended in Greene County in December after a jail supervisor was charged with felony sexual misconduct with a female inmate, who was a member of the 309 program. The county had requested to be re-instated in the program, but Sheriff Dan Langston, and County Judge Jesse Dollars learned that will not yet happen in a meeting with the 309 program committee this morning in Pine Bluff.