Federal judge appoints receiver to manage Hinds County Detention Center

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-02 06:31:03

A federal judge has appointed a receiver to temporarily manage a jail near Mississippi’s capital city to improve conditions.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Monday selected Wendell M. France Sr., a public safety consultant, former correctional administrator and 27-year member of the Baltimore Department to remedy “ongoing unconstitutional conditions” at the Raymond Detention Center.

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