- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi sheriff says his office has fired six employees and suspended two others following the escape of two jail inmates.

Washington County Sheriff Milton Gaston tells the Delta Democrat-Times (https://bit.ly/2rTC7PY ) that the June 2 escape of two inmates was “an employee’s fault.”

Authorities captured both inmates - 22-year-old Lazarric Minton and 25-year-old Jackie Jackson - less than a week after they allegedly escaped from the Washington County Regional Correction Facility.

The escape was the jail’s second in four months.

Gaston recently told the Washington County Board of Supervisors that the jail may install additional razor wiring on the facility’s fences and adopt stricter hiring requirements.


Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, https://www.ddtonline.com

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