Governor's Mansion Trusties Booted

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

State prison trusties are no longer working at the Governor's Mansion under Gov. Phil Bryant. It's a
decision that could mark the end of the decades-long practice in Mississippi.

Bryant, who plans to move his family to the mansion in two months, wouldn't comment further. But he has said he is particularly sensitive to victims' rights because his aunt was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 1981. Her killer is serving a life
sentence. Bryant is also a former deputy sheriff.

Bryant's announcement comes amid ongoing controversy over then-Gov. Haley Barbour's decision Jan. 6 to pardon four murderers and one robber who were mansion trusties during his
second term.

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