MDOC bans use of sex offenders as county jail support workers

The change is effective immediately and will affect 11 sex offenders


By C1 Staff

JACKSON, Miss. — Sex offenders are no longer allowed to serve as jail support workers in approved county jails, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

WREG reports that a review of sex offender placement with counties was initiated after it was discovered an inmate attended a birthday party at his home.

That inmate, Jason Rush, is serving convictions for fondling a child under 16, along with aggravated assault at the State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Previously, sheriffs were allowed to use sex offenders as jail support as long as they followed policies and procedures along with having commissioner approval.

Sex offenders have now been ordered to return to MDOC facilties to deter any future unauthorized passes.

The change is effective immediately and will affect 11 sex offenders. 

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