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Governor Reeves signs HB1494 Clearing Way for Re-opening of WGCF

5/6/2021

 
Governor Tate Reeves has signed HB1494 clearing the way for the re-opening of the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility.
The legislation allowed the 1500 bed facility to be operated by the Mississippi Department of Corrections instead of a private contractor as before. Opening is expected later this summer.
On hand for the signing were Steve Spell, Walnut Grove Correctional Authority; Senator Jenifer Branning; Governor Reeves; Mayor Brian Gomillion; and Clovis Reed, Development Consultant for Walnut Grove.