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Area counties to lose inmate labor

BPlans from the Mississippi Department of Corrections to shut down a work program has rankled officials in several Greenwood-area counties that stand to lose out on inmate labor.

Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher announced plans last week to shut down the Joint State County Work Programs, which send state inmates eligible for work to local jails in 30 counties, including Carroll, Holmes, Grenada and Tallahatchie counties.

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