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Harrison Co. adds mental health staff at jail


GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says he believes the additional mental health and HIV services the county agreed to pay for at the jail should get the federal government off the county's back.

But, he said, if it doesn't, the county should consider legal action.

The Sun Herald reports ( the Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to pay $206,128 more to Correctional Medical Associates. Brisolara says that will pay for additional social workers at the jail.

County Administrator Pam Uhlrich says the county pays the firm over $176,000 a month for medical services at the jail.

The county has been under a consent judgment since 1995 requiring it to improve conditions at the jail and has been filing periodic reports about its progress.


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