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Prison system could save money with health care contract

April 27, 2015

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JACKSON — The head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections says the state could save $2 million over the next three years by choosing a new private contractor to provide health care for inmates. The health services contract is one of several Department of Corrections financial pacts that are being redone after last year’s federal […]

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Farms, homeless shelters scramble as cold grips states

January 6, 2014

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Farmers hustled to harvest citrus and protect strawberries, homeless shelters admitted all comers, Terrebonne Parish jail inmates got extra blankets and people were warned to protect pipes, plants and pets as arctic air smacked into the Deep South and temperatures plummeted in Louisiana and Mississippi. Shreveport and Monroe in Louisiana and Hernando all had morning […]

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Dennery writes new chapter in eclectic career

September 30, 2013

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When the iconic downtown Jackson restaurant Dennery’s closed several years ago, most patrons thought they might not see the dishes again, but expected to see the chef. However, many wouldn’t have guessed the post-restaurant career of John Dennery. Dennery has just been named CEO of Mississippi Prison Industries Corp., replacing long-time chief executive John Miller […]

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REILY: ‘Sanctuary of Outcasts’ best book I have read in at least a decade

April 9, 2013

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A little over a year ago, my sister-in-law suggested a book to my wife. She, in turn, suggested it to me, saying it was a good book by a Mississippi author. At the time, I had no idea the book, “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” would become one of my favorite books of all time. […]

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