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Prisoners in the City Hall 'hood

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News comes from the Downtown Neighborhood Association that the feds are proposing a new site for what sounds like a halfway house for federal convicts. Once again, an institutional facility is being proposed for Director Erma Hendrix's ward. But she might be less inclined to complain this time. This one won't be in one of her ward's residential neighborhoods. It's proposed for a building about a block west of City Hall. That's OK, right?

A public hearing on the "transitional correctional facility" at 615 W. Markham Street is to be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the public library. The applicant is the GEO Group, which will operate under a contract with the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Care to express an opinion to a city leader? They'll be handy at a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall at 2 p.m. today. A reception will follow at the Terry House at 411 E. 7th. You may also swear at them there.

Hey, maybe the mayor and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce can add this new correctional facility to their job creation brag list.

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