About the Sentencing Commission
Pursuant to the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019, the Arkansas Sentencing Commission is a division of the Arkansas Department of Corrections, one of fifteen cabinet-level Departments with Secretaries reporting directly to the Governor. The Commission retains its granted statutory authority but is provided administrative and strategic assistance from the Department of Corrections. The organizational chart of the Arkansas Department of Corrections can be found here.
Commission Members and Staff
The Arkansas Sentencing Commission is composed of 9 voting commissioners, each appointed by the Governor, and 2 advisory members, one appointed by the Chair of Senate Judiciary and one appointed by the Chair of House Judiciary. The Commission is served by a small staff. Administrative support is provided by the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Corrections.
Judge Gordon Webb
Judge Gordon "Mack" McCain
Judge Shannon Blatt
Robert Balfe II