Local prison workers are begging for more guards and higher pay to address growing inmate violence in the Yazoo County Regional Correctional Facility.
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A probable cause hearing has been set for the three county jail guards accused of sexual misconduct with two female inmates.
Carol Lynn Sullivan, 70, of Bruce passed from this life on January 2, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Oxford after an extended illness. Carol graced the world with her presence on December 3, 1949 in Elkton, Maryland.
Jerry Lynn Monday, 62, of Yazoo City died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Madison County, IN.
Mr. Monday was born Sept. 3, 1957 in Yazoo City. He was an equipment operator with Chara Solutions Construction Company and a Methodist.
Nancy Hollingsworth Byrd, a hardworking and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother departed this life on January 3, 2020, surrounded by her beloved children, grandchildren, and caretakers. She was a woman of ardent faith, humor, and resolve.
The names of three county jail guards accused of sexual misconduct with female inmates have not been released yet as details are being collected for a probable cause hearing.
A recent routine traffic stop led to an arrest, removing a large amount of fentanyl patches off the streets.
Maurice Smith was charged with possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, no driver’s license, no insurance and littering.
Bruce Jackson Jr., age 81, passed away at his home in Benton on Friday, January 3, 2020.
Mr. Jackson was retired from the military. He served in the Air Force and Army Reserve.