Corrections officials stress that no decision has been made, but every aspect of the department is under review because of state revenue shortfalls.
El Dorado leaders says closing the minimum-security units would hurt the town's economy and cost the city hundreds of hours of volunteer work from the inmates.
The Corrections Department must cut more than $5 million this fiscal year and more than $13 million for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
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