Water main break affects water supply to Newport prison units

State News


NEWPORT, Ark. — Water pressure concerns continue at Newport prison units.

A water main break in Newport has affected the water supply to inmates in the grimes and McPherson units of the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Communications Director Cindy Murphy says water pressure remained inconsistent Sunday, but that water is being supplied to the inmates.

Full pressure is expected to be restored by Sunday evening or Monday.

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