Federal Order: Cut inmate numbers at Harrison Co. Jail

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County will soon have to cut the number of inmates housed at the Adult Detention Center.

Prisoner rights advocate and attorney Ron Welch has obtained a new federal court order which will require the jail to reduce the number of inmates it can hold at the main facility, as well as the pods recently opened to ease overcrowding. Harrison County Supervisors learned of the order Monday morning.

WLOX News reporter Steve Phillips was at the supervisors' meeting and will have reaction from the sheriff and supervisors later today on WLOX News and WLOX.com.