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Corrections Corruption Taskforce Gets New Members And a Date to Start its’ Investigation

JACKSON, Miss. – Former Attorney General Mike Moore has been appointed to serve on a new task force created to review Mississippi Department of Corrections’ contracts following the indictment of Corrections Commission Chris Epps.

Governor Phil Bryant announced the new appointment Friday and also named former assistant Secretary of State Constance Slaughter-Harvey and former lawmaker Bill Crawford to the task force.

Bryant issued an executive order November 7 creating the group.  Andy Taggart, the former chief of staff to Governor Kirk Force, and former Circuit Judge Robert Gibbs were named as co-chairs.   In addition to reviewing contracts, the group will also oversee the rebidding of contracts with all companies listed in the 49 count federal indictment against Epps.

The group is expected to hold its first meeting after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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