The following is a sample of media coverage of the Forum:
(AP) The Mississippi Parole Board has started releasing a few inmates on the condition that they wear electronic monitoring devices that can be used to track their location, board chairman Doug Davis said Monday.
Davis said that since he became chairman in late July, the board has approved ankle bracelets for about 20 people who’d been convicted of nonviolent crimes. A 2012 law authorized the board to release inmates on the condition they wore electronic monitoring devices. But Davis said the devices were not used when Malcolm McMillin, a former Hinds County sheriff, was board chairman. McMillin left the Parole Board in July, and Gov. Phil Bryant elevated Davis to chairman.
… Davis spoke Monday in Jackson at a forum sponsored by the Capitol press corps and Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government. Read more…