Leflore County Hopes To Reopen Parts Of County Jail


GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A new contract may be in the works between the State of Mississippi and Leflore County to reopen the former Delta Correctional Facility. It’s all about money. The county pays $20,000 a month on the building that also houses the Leflore County jail. Supervisor Sam Abraham said the county is looking to create a substantial income stream from the state to cover that cost. County Supervisors last week sent a letter to Pelicia Hall, now the new Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner to open negotiations on the project. The facility was closed in 2012 because the state had too few people committing crimes to fill the beds. However, Consultant Ed Hargett, who’s working with the county on the contract, said corrections facilities around the country are anticipating an increase in the number of beds needed for inmates as a result of President Donald Trump’s clampdown on illegal immigrants.

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