- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Corrections has placed state inmates in the Alcorn County Regional Facility again because of the new administration.

Commissioner Marshall Fisher, in a news release Monday, says state inmates began returning to the facility last week, and it has been fully restored to the 240 inmates by contract.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (https://bit.ly/1omcEtE ) reports Fisher agreed to return the inmates because of respect for new Sheriff Ben Caldwell.

MDOC removed state inmates Oct. 29 amid allegations they were allowed to change uniforms disguising their custody status, work on personal vehicles and go across state lines.

The department also suspended its contract with Alcorn County and required the county to submit a written plan to avoid future security breaches. Fisher says Caldwell met all of the conditions.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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