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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  • by Carol Location: Stonewall, MS on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM
    Thanks to newly elected Governor Phil Bryant! Just maybe we have finally elected one official who is about doing the right thing for his constituents and in governing the State of MS.
  • by brh Location: meridian on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM
    The right decision for the right reasons. Kudos to Gov. Bryant.
  • by Lisa Location: Meridian on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    I think this is a great decision for everyone! Good Luck Phil Bryant!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM
    Great job, Governor Bryant! Murderers and rapist should never be trustees in the first place and trustees should never be working in the Governor's mansion.
  • by Karen Location: Philadelphia on Jan 20, 2012 at 09:38 AM
    If these people were so "trusting" they wouldn't be in jail to start with. I understand people need another chance. But they didn't give their victims a chance. keep them in the prison to pay for their crime.
  • by Everette Location: Union on Jan 20, 2012 at 09:34 AM
    This is A great Idea Governor Bryant.There Should Have Never Been Any Voilent Offenders Working In The Capital.Only Non Voilent Offenders If Any At All....
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