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Push to modify two year old HB 585 prison reform law #msleg

By: Magnolia Tribune - September 14, 2016

Mississippi prison reform law concerns

There’s a call for changes that involve a major prison reform law in Mississippi. House Bill 585 was passed by the state legislature, and signed into law by the governor two years ago. It was designed to reduce overcrowding in prisons. The state’s top organization for prosecuting attorneys is pushing lawmakers to modify some of the changes that were made by the law.

“We’re having to re-handle offenders time, and time and time again as they re-offend victims in our community,” says Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie. He says this problem has increased since House Bill 585 took effect.


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