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Supervisors want county out of fine-collecting business

GREENWOOD — The Leflore County Board of Supervisors wants out of a two-year contract it signed with Judicial Corrections Services Inc. to collect justice court fines.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports supervisors believe the private company is siphoning too much off the top of its collection fees, which increase by $40 each month a payment is delinquent.

Board attorney Joyce Chiles says she will try to find a way out of the contract.

The county signed a contract with the Atlanta-based company in November of 2012.

Martha Griggs, a deputy clerk at the Leflore County Justice Court, says people get into situations where they are paying much more than their sentences require because judges in justice court don’t know the whole breakdown.

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