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Arkansas State Police investigate death of prisoner at East Arkansas unit

BY: - December 9, 2022

Caleb Cogburn, 24, was found dead in his cell at the Varner Unit in Gould on Thursday, according to a press release from the Arkansas Department of Corrections. The prisoner was pronounced dead at 6:40 a.m., according to the department. No other details about the circumstances of Cogburn’s death were released. Arkansas State Police was […]

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Man sentenced to life in prison in sex trafficking of 6-year-old

BY: - October 25, 2022

A Little Rock man who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a 6-year-old child received a life sentence Tuesday from U.S. District Judge Brian Miller. DeMarcus George, 28, is one of two men charged in the case, which began in February 2018 when the 6-year-old was taken to Arkansas Children’s […]

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz has talked a lot about the crime rate in his campaign, as he did here during a safer streets community discussion on Oct. 13, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Oz faces Democrat John Fetterman in the Nov. 8 general election. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Republicans say crime is on the rise – what is the crime rate and what does it mean?

BY: - October 24, 2022

In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, Republican candidates across the nation are blaming Democrats for an increase in crime. But as a scholar of criminology and criminal justice, I believe it’s important to note that, despite the apparently confident assertions of politicians, it’s not so easy to make sense of fluctuations in the […]