Gov. Hutchinson authorized donation of correctional facility to veterans non-profit

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The Arkansas Department of Community Correction has been negotiating with Veteran Villages of America. The nonprofit aims to transform the 52-acre, 350-bed facility into a veteran's center that provides vocational training, mental health treatment and temporary housing. The Department of Community Correction intends to send some of the roughly 1,300 veterans in their custody to the facility once it's functioning.