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State Awarded Over $63 in Settlements, Jim Hood Wants Money Used for Drug Courts and Prisoner Reentry Programs

JACKSON, miss. — Over $63 million dollars has been awarded to Mississippi from big state lawsuits settled by the Attorney General’s Office.

  • GlaxoSmithKline, LLC $25,219,368.42
  • BASF Corporation et al $22,509,978.76
  • LCD litigation $3,844,417.09
  • Toyota $433,542.74
  • Lender Processing Services, Inc. $380,336.25
  • Google Safari $205,196.37
  • Google Street View $86,246.10
  • Affinion Group. Inc. $18,750.00

Attorney General Jimmy Hood says he’s sending $52 million to the state’s general fund and $11 is going to the State and School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan.

Hood says he would like to see the legislature use $3 million for a project that would to start an inmate reentry program in Marion County.

“Marion County has a facility that is available for $3 million. We could run it for a year. It would have one hundred beds. It would be the type of facility where the inmates would have to have jobs. They come back at night where they would have counseling,” said Hood. “If they mess up, test hot on drugs, then they are going back to the penitentiary. It teaches them work ethic, what its like to get up every morning and go to work.”

He also would like to see $7 million dollars allocated to Mississippi drug courts to help pay for administrative costs.

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