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Officials want more info on prison that would employ up to 400

GREENWOOD — Leflore County officials are hoping to get more details from a Utah company seeking to reopen the shuttered Delta Correctional Facility. Management and Training Corporation, based in Centerville, Utah, submitted a bid to the federal government last summer to use the former prison, closed since January 2012, to house up to 1,600 minimum-security federal inmates. Chancery Clerk Sam ...

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Lawmakers to take hard look at saving money on prisons

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers say they want to examine sentencing, parole and corrections practices to see if the state can find ways to save money on prisons. Two state House committees — Corrections and Judiciary B — met jointly yesterday to hear from judges, prosecutors, the Parole Board chairman and the corrections commissioner. “We’re going to have to establish some ...

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Supervisors terminate architect of new county jail

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have fired the architect for the new county jail. The Sun Herald reports the supervisors voted to terminate the contract with Pryor & Morrow, who has been working on the jail for more than 10 years. Board of Supervisors president John McKay said the move would free the county to go in a different direction. ...

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Health Assurance awarded two more state prison contracts

JACKSON — Health Assurance, LLC will provide medical services at two additional state prisons. The Jackson-based company has provided health services at the Walnut Grove prison since 2002. The company and the Mississippi Department of Corrections announced additional contracts were awarded for the East Mississippi Correctional Facility near the Lost Gap community in Lauderdale County and the Marshall County Correctional ...

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Utah company wins contract to run three state prisons

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A Utah-based private prison operator will take over management of three Mississippi correctional institutions beginning in July. Management & Training Corporation of Centreville, Utah, has signed 10-year operating contracts for the East Mississippi Correctional Facility near the Lost Gap community beginning July 2; Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility in Walnut Grove on July 9; and the Marshall ...

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Fitch withdraws ratings on MDOC bonds for prison projects

MARSHALL COUNTY and WILKINSON COUNTY — Fitch Ratings has withdrawn its ratings on the following bonds due to pre-refunding activity: • Mississippi Development Bank (MS) (MSLoan Prog-Mississippi Department of Corrections-Marshall County Correctional Facility Refunding Proj) general obligation special obligation bonds series 2008C (all maturities); and • Mississippi Development Bank (MS) (MSLoan Program-Mississippi Department of Corrections Wilkinson County Correctional Facility) general ...

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New prison is expected to provide economic boost for region

YAZOO CITY — Federal officials have proposed spending $28.4 million next year to run a high-security federal prison in Yazoo City. Local and congressional officials hope the prison will boost the region’s economy. Federal justice officials tell The Clarion-Ledger construction of the 1,216-bed facility is nearly complete. They say it should be ready to open early next year. Low- and ...

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Supreme Court to hear Hood's challenge to Barbour's pardons

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court said yesterday it would take up the legal challenge to the pardons ex-Gov. Haley Barbour gave out in his last days in office. State Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, wants to invalidate dozens of the 198 pardons that Barbour, a Republican, handed out before his second four-year term ended Jan. 10. Ten of ...

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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 about the role of our ...

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Pardon files missing on former Governor's Mansion 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 have them on the trusties ...

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