Ex-MS Prison Chief Epps Gets Nearly 20 Years for Bribes

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Chris Epps rose through the ranks from prison guard to become the longest serving corrections commissioner in Mississippi's history. It was said he could sell ice to Eskimos and for years had lawmakers and governors eating out of his hand with his folksy, straight-shooting style and deep knowledge of the state prison system he ran, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. Yesterday, a . . .

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