There are seven Arkansas Department of Correction inmates serving prison time for felonies committed in Clark County who are eligible for parole in July 2022. The Arkadelphian includes mugshots when they are available. They are:
Arnold, 30, is serving a two-year sentence at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit for failure to register. Arnold has been incarcerated since March 2022. He is eligible for parole on July 15.
Bailey, 57, is serving a six-year sentence at Grimes Unit for second-degree battery; he was sentenced as an habitual offender. Bailey has been incarcerated since October 2021. He is eligible for parole on July 18.
Bethel, 44, is serving a three-year sentence at Ester Unit for breaking or entering and possession of a controlled substance charges in Howard and Miller counties. He was on probation in Clark County for breaking or entering at the time of those charges. He has been incarcerated since February 2022 and is eligible for parole on July 26.
Brown, 23, is serving a three-year sentence at the East Arkansas Max Unit for revocation of probation on residential burglary and theft of property charges. He has been incarcerated since April 2021 and is eligible for parole on July 25.
Gardner, 30, is serving a 23-year sentence at Ester Unit for theft of property and residential burglary charges. He has been incarcerated since May 2011 and is eligible for parole on July 30.
Hastings, 46, is serving a 10-year sentence at Cummins Unit for drug-related charges in Hempstead and Howard counties. He was on probation at the time in Clark County for a 2007 theft of property charge. Hastings has been incarcerated since November 2018 and is eligible for parole on July 21.
Osborne, 41, is serving a four-year sentence at the McPherson Unit for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She has been incarcerated since November 2021 and is eligible for parole on July 12.
“failure to register” refers to the sex offender registry, so I looked up Cordiars Arnold and court records show he was sentenced to five years of probation (no time in prison) for “sexual intercourse or deviate sexual activity with another person who is less than sixteen years of age” and “At the time of sexual intercourse, the juvenile disclosed that she was 14 years of age and CORDIARS O. ARNOLD was approximately 22 years of age.”
The only reason he spent any time in prison at all was because, according to what I’ve read, he didn’t update his address and employment — and that was only two years, served concurrently (at the same time) with a revocation for his original sentence (also two years). It took nearly a decade to get… I wouldn’t call it justice, perhaps some semblance of justice, but a child molester only getting two years, and possibly only serving a few months of that, don’t seem like justice to me.
I hope they deny his parole, because he’s clearly a pedophile that belongs behind bars for way longer than what they even sentenced him to in the first place. I also hope the General Assembly gets its act together and passes harsher punishments and mandatory minimums for sex crimes instead of giving them light sentences and get out of jail free cards over and over. Seeing how a lot of Republican state legislators are buddies with Josh Duggar (who’s in prison for child porn), I don’t think that’ll happen any time soon. I’ll say it again: the government is controlled by pedophiles!
Exactly! All these pedos getting a slap on the wrist is pathetic