22, Nov 2014 - Faulkner, AR Arkansas governor to pardon sex-crime offender
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - One of the 25 people that Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe plans to pardon is a convicted sex offender who has close ties to the Beebe family. Beebe is planning to pardon 34-year-old Michael Jackson, who is a friend of his son, the Arkansas ...
20, Nov 2014 - Arkansas, AR Beebe denies pardon for robber imprisoned for 33 years
Mara Leveritt reports on her blog that Gov. Mike Beebe will not pardon Rolf Kaestel, 33 years into a life sentence for robbing a Fort Smith taco hut of $264 with a water pistol in 1981. Beebe didn't follow recommendations by parole boards in Arkansas and Utah, where Kaestel is imprisoned, and wasn't moved by video testimony (above) of his victim. Dennis Schluterman, who was robbed, said Kaestel ...
12, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR Beebe appoints special justice in gay marriage case
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed a special justice to replace a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who has disqualified himself from hearing a challenge to Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban.
10, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR Beebe names special justice for gay marriage case
Gov. Mike Beebe has named a retired judge from Harrison to fill in as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.
04, Apr 2014 - Arkansas, AR Prison System Crisis: Reimbursement problems loom for county jails
Half of what Gov. Mike Beebe recommended. That's what the Arkansas state legislature, during its recent budget session, voted to give the Department of Correction to reimburse counties who hold state prisoners. One additional problem: just a few weeks ago, the state had 3,000 prisoners sitting in county jails because there aren't enough beds to accomodate them. The meter is running on a large ...