Jail to House more Inmates
Pearl River County's jail soon will house up to seventy-five more state inmates as they participate in a program that will help them beat drug and alcohol dependency before they are released.
Chief Deputy Shane Tucker says the program is administered under the Mississippi Department of Corrections and will generate about $300,000 in additional revenue for the county.
Within a month all of the state prisoners will have arrived at the jail and begin the program. Tucker said the Pearl River County jail's recent accreditation by the American Correctional Association has enabled the jail to participate in the program. Tucker said the only other facility in south Mississippi qualified to run the program is in Leakesville in Greene County.