- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County supervisors have approved a resolution authorizing Sheriff Mike Ezell to establish a program to charge inmates for access to a registered nurse for non-emergency medical attention.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1z9LWGK ) Ezell wants to charge the inmates seeking non-emergency medical attention a $10 fee per visit.

Monday’s resolution will allow the maximum-security jail to operate more efficiently and would assist in defraying costs for non-emergency medical care for inmates.

State law allows Ezell to charge inmates, and he is working on setting up that program.

Ezell said some inmates conjure up some kind of illness in the frivolous cases and take away valuable time from staff who are tending to inmates who are “really sick.”

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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