The Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Association has announced its endorsement of Gov. Mike Beebe’s prison reform bill — a giant measure to alter sentencing, beef up probation and parole and otherwise find ways to curb the growth in expensive prisons.

Here’s the release. It said after meeting with the governor:


These meetings have resulted in changes that insure violent crimes, sex crimes, and major drug offenses could be punished in an appropriate manner, consistent with the original goals of Governor Beebe and the Working Group.