Harrison county inmate dies in prison

August 9, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

An inmate at the Harrison County jail died Monday after he started having difficulty breathing.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said Gregory Woodall, 50, began having problems around 7am. Once notified, the medical staff began CPR immediately.

Woodall was taken to Garden Park Medical Center where he was pronounced dead due to natural causes. Woodall was reportedly disabled.

Sheriff complains about federal jail oversight

June 11, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara wants an end to federal oversight of his jail.

The U.S. Justice Department intervened 16 years ago because of complaints about overcrowding and understaffing at the lock-up. Brisolara says those problems have been solved, but says federal officials keep making new demands.

Brisolara complained about the situation to the Harrison County Board of Supervisors in recent days, WLOX-TV reports.

Woman charged with embezzling $300k from employer

September 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

A 47-year-old Pass Christian woman has been accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer over a period of nearly two years.

The Sun Herald reports Harrison County sheriff’s investigators arrested Kathleen Sue Woods on an embezzlement charge Monday.