State au­dit re­veals is­sues at com­mu­nity cor­rec­tion agency

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/STATE -

LIT­TLE ROCK, Ark.—An an­nual au­dit of the De­part­ment of Com­mu­nity Cor­rec­tion says the agency isn’t fol­low­ing an Arkansas state law in­volv­ing as­so­ci­a­tion with non­prof­its run by its em­ploy­ees.

Tele­vi­sion sta­tion KATV re­ports the au­dit found that DCC staff, equip­ment and re­sources were used to raise funds and pro­mote three non­prof­its run by and made up of DCC em­ploy­ees. But the agency that su­per­vises crim­i­nal de­fen­dants in the com­mu­nity says the non­prof­its, in­clud­ing the Arkansas As­so­ci­a­tion of Cor­rec­tional Em­ploy­ees Trust, ben­e­fit em­ploy­ees.

DCC Chief Deputy Di­rec­tor Kevin Mur­phy col­lects a salary of $108,000 a year from DCC. The au­dit found he col­lects an­other $50,000 from AACET and sent and re­ceived 6,000 emails for the non­profit on com­pany time.

DCC will sign a mem­o­ran­dum to al­low the emails as long as AACET re­im­burses DCC.

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