Posts Tagged ‘jails’

Hood blasts Barbour on pardons; defends staff member

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has issued a statement denying former Gov. Haley Barbour’s allegation that one of the Attorney General’s Office staff members did not publicize Barbour’s last-minute pardons for former Governor’s Mansion trustees as called for by state law. Hood wrote: “It is unfortunate that former Gov. Barbour has made some misrepresentations […] [...]

Pardon files missing on former Governor’s Mansion trusties

by Associated Press Published: January 26,2012

Tags: convicts, corrections, jails, last-minute pardons, law, law enforcement, pardons, prisons, state government, trusties

JACKSON — Pardon files are missing or don’t exist for four convicted killers and another man who worked as trusties at the Governor’s Mansion and were pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour during his final days in office. The Associated Press made public records requests for such documents, but state officials said yesterday they don’t […] [...]

Hood to ask judge to revoke pardons issued by Barbour

by Associated Press Published: January 18,2012

Tags: courts, crime, driminals, jails, law, pardons, prisons, releases, state government

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said yesterday he’ll ask a state judge next week to revoke several pardons Haley Barbour issued in his final days as governor, including those for five convicts who worked as trusties at the Governor’s Mansion. Hood said the five former trusties — four of them convicted of murder, […] [...]

PEER releases cost-per-inmate-day report

by MBJ Staff Published: January 3,2012

Tags: contracts, corrections, costs, inmates, jails, prisons, state government

JACKSON — During its 1994 special session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 2005 (now codified as MISS. CODE ANN. Section 47-5-1201 et seq. [1972]) to address short- and long-term bed capacity within the state’s correctional system. The bill created the State Prison Emergency Construction and Management Board to expedite the contracting and construction of proposed […] [...]

Releasing terminally ill inmates saves state millions

by Associated Press Published: October 3,2011

Tags: budget, corrections, healthcare, inmates, jails, prisoners, prisons, state government, terminally ill

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Releasing 89 terminally ill inmates has saved Mississippi about $5 million over seven years, corrections officials say. About $3.8 million of the savings was in medical costs and the rest was the cost of incarceration, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Releasing terminally ill prisoners lets the state avoid costly health treatments and is more […] [...]

Supervisors OK jail construction contract

by Associated Press Published: July 6,2011

Tags: construction, county government, jails, prisons

HERNANDO — The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors has approved a contract for construction of a new county jail. The Commercial Appeal reports supervisors voted 3-2 yesterday for the contract with Oklahoma-based Flintco, which submitted a $13.8-million construction bid. There were at least two unsuccessful Mississippi bidders: Murphy & Sons of Southaven, which bid $13.6 […] [...]

Bidders on jail project question selection process

by Associated Press Published: June 28,2011

Tags: construction, county government, jails, prisons

DESOTO COUNTY — Two losing bidders on a contract to build a new jail in DeSoto County contend the bidding process was unfair. The board of supervisors Monday received the final draft of the contract with Oklahoma-based Flintco. The company submitted a $13.8-million construction bid. Supervisors said they will consider it at the supervisors’ next […] [...]

Supervisors reject lowest bids for prison construction

by Associated Press Published: June 7,2011

Tags: construction, corrections, county government, jails, prisons

DESOTO COUNTY — The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors has rejected the two lowest bidders for the county’s new $16 million jail. Instead, citing the specification of having experience in building lockups, the board June 6 chose the third-lowest bid — $13.8 million from Oklahoma-based Flintco. The two lowest bids came from two Mississippi companies […] [...]

Biofuels project will top special session agenda

by Associated Press Published: August 25,2010

Tags: biofuels, casinos, corrections, environment, gaming, jails, Legislature, prisons, renewable industry, special session, timber

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers on Friday will consider $50 million in state incentives for research and production of renewable fuel made from timber, one of the state’s most widely available natural resources. Gov. Haley Barbour said yesterday the biofuels project would be one of three items on the agenda for a special session, and he’s […] [...]

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