- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Senate has confirmed two members of the state Parole Board.

Nehemiah Flowers Jr. and Butch Townsend were nominated to the five-member board last year by Gov. Phil Bryant. The two Brandon residents have been serving while awaiting confirmation.

Flowers is a former U.S. marshal for the southern half of Mississippi, and Townsend is a former Pearl police chief.

The Parole Board is comprised of one chairman and four active members, each appointed at-large. The board meets weekly to review the cases of state offenders to determine parole eligibility.

The other board members were confirmed in previous years.

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