"I testified before a Senate committee on this," Miller County Sheriff Ron Stovall said.
"I thought the committee was favorable to make this better for the counties.
I think the Governor has made a laudable effort to make this work; but, like everything else of this kind, it's going to take time."
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's state inmate population has risen as high as 153 inmates, and is currently at 100 inmates, he
"They're taking inmates as available and the situation is improving," Stovall
"The Governor and Senator (Jimmy) Hickey, (R-Texarkana) have been very receptive to this issue and have addressed it where it will help the larger jails in the near future."
In the meantime, the state still owes Miller County
"The state has been as high as $550,000 in arrears to us in the past," Stovall