County jail waiting on MDOC approval to allow trusties to work again

Mississippi – State inmates at the Pearl River County jail may be allowed out in public spaces to work again. The trusty workers have not been allowed out of the jail to work, no visitors have been allowed and transfers have not been taking place in an effort to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 inside the jail.

The Sheriff’s Department submitted a written safety plan to the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Monday that outlines precautions that would be taken if state inmates went back into the community to work again, said Sheriff David Allison.

MDOC has the authority to determine if the state inmates are allowed to work outside of the jail…read more

Published:  May 28, 2020
By:  Cathy Cook, Picayune Item

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