Posts Tagged ‘prisons’

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 […] [...]

Ex-Hancock Bank staffers doing time for stealing

by Associated Press Published: December 13,2010

Tags: banking and finance, courts, embezzlement, law enforcement, prisons

OCEAN SPRINGS — Two former employees of Hancock Bank’s main branch in Ocean Springs are now in the minimum-security sections of prisons in Florida, each serving an 8 1/2 year sentence for their roles in a multimillion-dollar embezzlement scheme. The Sun Herald reports Margaret Migues, former branch operations manager, is at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Geo Group signs prison contract extension

by Associated Press Published: July 27,2010

Tags: penal system, prison management, prisons

MERIDIAN — Private prison operator Geo Group Inc. has signed a contract to keep managing a Mississippi prison that is expected to generate about $21.7 million in annual revenue. The Boca Raton, Fla., company said it will continue to manage the 1,500-bed East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Meridian through March 15, 2015. Geo Group has […] [...]

Supervisors mulling prisoner healthcare proposal

by Associated Press Published: July 8,2010

Tags: corrections, healthcare, prisons

NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors are studying a request from Sheriff Chuck Mayfield to sign a contract with a Tennessee company to provided medical care for inmates. The Natchez Democrat reports that Mayfield told supervisors this week that his office currently contracts with a local nurse practitioner directly at a cost of about $50,000 annually. […] [...]

Aldermen approve jail site annexation

by Associated Press Published: July 7,2010

Tags: annexations, prisons

HERNANDO — Hernando aldermen have agreed to annex a 51.3-acre site for a new DeSoto County jail. The annexation petition must be filed in chancery court where there is a chance for residents in the area to oppose it. Melissa Goucher, a spokeswoman for residential foes of the jail, would not comment on possible legal […] [...]

GEO Group awarded prison contract

by Wally Northway Published: June 23,2010

Tags: prisons

HOLLY SPRINGS — The GEO Group has signed a new contract with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for the continued management of the 1,000-bed Marshall County Correctional Facility located in Holly Springs. The new managed-only contract will have a term of five years effective Sept. 1, and is expected to generate approximately $11.2 million in […] [...]

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