Posts Tagged ‘Chris Epps’

Bryant signs criminal justice system bill into law

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday signed a bill designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive. Bryant said House Bill 585, which becomes law July 1, will protect public safety and could save the state $266 million in prison expenses, spread over 10 years. The bill is modeled on criminal-justice […] [...]

Agencies, schools petition lawmakers for funding in upcoming bidget

JACKSON — Mississippi’s prison and mental health systems and Medicaid program are seeking millions of extra dollars to get through the budget year, then more money on top of that for the coming year. Agency leaders appeared yesterday before the Joint Legislative Budget Committee to request money for fiscal year 2014, which ends June 30, […] [...]

Communities with closing centers scramble to fill void

Come July, four Mississippi communities will lose almost $18 million in free labor. The Mississippi Department of Corrections announced in late April that it was closing four of its community work centers – in Yazoo City, Cleveland, Lucedale and Fayette – to cut costs. Corrections commissioner Chris Epps said the closures would save his agency […] [...]

January 18, 2013- Ricky Nobile

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