Posts Tagged ‘Grace Fisher’

Two out-of-state companies put in bids for four private prisons

JACKSON — Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections say two companies are bidding to manage the state’s four privately operated prisons. One is the current operator, Utah-based Management and Training Corp. The second is New Jersey-based Community Education Centers. MTC got $59.3 million last year to run East Mississippi Correctional Facility, Marshall County Correctional […] [...]

PEER: Backlog of parole candidates costing state

JACKSON — Mississippi prison officials say they’re working to erase a backlog of parole cases that are up for consideration, as recommended by a legislative watchdog group. The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review released a report today that said some inmates are not receiving parole hearings the first month they’re eligible, […] [...]

Fisher joins MDOC

Grace Simmons Fisher has been named communications director for the Mississippi Department of Corrections in Jackson. Fisher joined the department after nearly 30 years at the Clarion-Ledger where she worked as a reporter and an editor. The corrections department said in a news release that Fisher is a Holmes County native and a graduate of […] [...]

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