Lawyers Ask Feds To Take Over Harrison County's Jail - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Lawyers Ask Feds To Take Over Harrison County's Jail

Attorneys for the family of Jessie Lee Williams have filed a motion in federal court, alleging that the Harrison County Sheriff's Department filed false reports with the Justice Department. The legal maneuver asks that the federal government take over the jail.

The Harrison County Jail has been under an order to submit monthly reports to the Justice Department detailing activities in the jail.

The motion claims that officials at the jail covered up Williams' death on February 4, 2006 and left out other allegations of abuse at the facility.

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