Posts Tagged ‘prison’

Supervisors want county out of fine-collecting business

by Associated Press Published: May 9,2013

Tags: board of supervisorts, contract, corrections, county, county government, fine, fine collecting, jail, prison, supervisor

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 […] [...]

Corrections shutting down work centers to cut costs

by Associated Press Published: April 25,2013

Tags: budget, closure, community, corrections, funding, jail, prison, state agency, work centers

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Four communities will lose inmate laborers when the state closes local community work centers on July 15. The Mississippi Department of Corrections will close community work centers in Rosedale, Yazoo City, Fayette and Lucedale. Inmates in the centers do chores for local governments. MDOC commissioner Christopher Epps says it was a matter […] [...]

Ex-attorney granted request to return to prison

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: attorney, bench, bribe, bribery, court, judge, judicial, justice, law, lawyer, legal, prison

OXFORD — A judge has granted the request by disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs to return to federal prison to resume serving his sentence on a judicial corruption conviction. Scruggs has been free on $2 million bond since December while appealing the 2009 conviction, but a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court […] [...]

Disbarred lawyer asks to return to prison pending appeal

by Associated Press Published: April 16,2013

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, corruption, court, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, law firm, lawyer, legal, prison

OXFORD — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to return to federal prison pending an appeal of a judicial corruption conviction. Scruggs has been free on $2 million bond since December while appealing the 2009 conviction, but a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected his arguments. In a […] [...]

Telemarketer’s appeal fails, will serve prison term

by Associated Press Published: April 10,2013

Tags: appeal, court, crime, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, prison, sales, scam, scheme, telemarket, telemarketer, telemarketing

JACKSON — A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of Timothy Allen for his role in a telemarketing scheme that prosecutors said targeted seniors. Allen was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in 2012. He was sentenced to more than seven years in prison with four years’ supervised release. He also was ordered […] [...]

Supervisors want massive, multi-facility renovation project

by Associated Press Published: April 4,2013

Tags: board of supervisors, building, construction, couny government, courthouse, jail, prison, renovation, supervisor

HERNANDO — The DeSoto Board of Supervisors plans a massive facilities overhaul affecting dozens of buildings and offices and costing an estimated $14.4 million. The Commercial Appeal reports the projects include relocating juvenile justice functions from the crowded courthouse, building a 230-bed expansion at the new jail site, and purchasing buildings for Facilities Management and […] [...]

Former tough-talking lawmaker dies on Coast at 79

by Associated Press Published: April 2,2013

Tags: dead, death, died, lawmaker, legislative, legislator, Legislature, obituary, prison, state government

OCEAN SPRINGS — Mack McInnis, a former South Mississippi lawmaker known for his tough talk on prison issues, has died. McInnis’ daughters said their father died in his sleep Sunday. He was 79. McInnis’ memorable statement about a push to make Mississippi prisoners wear striped uniforms made national news in 1994. “We want a prisoner […] [...]

Former teller with drug addiction sentenced for stealing

GULFPORT — A federal judge has sentenced Ashley Ann Keel to 18 months in prison and ordered her to make restitution of the $80,980 she stole when she was vault teller for a Hancock Bank branch in Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Keel yesterday and also ordered drug […] [...]

Ex-bank teller to repay $117K, gets jail time for theft

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2013

Tags: bank, banker, banking, bench, court, crime, embezzlement, finance, financial institution, law, legal, prison, restitution, sentence, steal, teller, theft, vault

PICAYUNE — A former teller at a Picayune bank has been ordered to repay more than $117,000 she helped steal from the bank’s vault over a year’s time. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden also sentenced 43-year-old Debra Mitchell, of Carriere, to six months in prison, six months of house arrest and two years of post-release […] [...]

Bureau’s budget cuts cast shadow on prison project

GREENWOOD — Budget cuts at the Bureau of Prisons have put choosing a location for a 1,600-bed minimum-security prison for illegal immigrants on the back burner, according to Mississippi corrections officials. Management and Training Corporation, based in Centerville, Utah, submitted a bid to the federal government last summer to use the former Delta Correctional Facility, […] [...]

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