By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher says even with a tight budget, it’s a smart financial decision to try to prevent people from committing more crimes and returning to custody.
Fisher told a legislative committee Monday that “re-entry courts” could help former inmates find social services, drug treatment or job training.
A 2014 state law was designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient, and it created the Mississippi Re-entry Council.
One of the council members, U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett, told lawmakers Monday that people can be “fragile” as they leave prison. He says re-entry courts could provide an extra degree of supervision.