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DOC leaving open four work centers that were earmarked to close

by Associated Press Published: June 18,2013

Tags: closure, community, convict, conviction, corrections, employee, jail, open, prison, state agency, work center, worker

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher B. Epps says four community work centers slated to close in about a month will remain open. Epps says continuing to operate Bolivar County Community Work Center in Rosedale, Yazoo County Community Work Center in Yazoo City, Jefferson County Community Work Center in Fayette and George […] [...]

Epps receives letter asking to leave work centers open

by Associated Press Published: June 13,2013

Tags: advicacy, corrections, employee, jail, low income, nonprofit, poor, poverty, prison, work, work center, worker

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Faith-based groups and advocates led by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU are asking Mississippi prison officials to drop plans to close four community work centers. Inmates in the centers do chores for local governments. The groups sent a letter to Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps this week, saying the work […] [...]

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