Derrick Surrette, executive director of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, flanked by members and lawmakers, holds a chart he says shows the cost to counties, the Mississippi Department of Corrections’ elimination of the Joint State County Work Program will cause, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. The program allows state inmates to participate in work activities like maintaining county and municipal buildings, trash pickup and litter and debris removal with no cost to the county or municipality. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Derrick Surrette, executive director of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, flanked by members and lawmakers, holds a chart he says shows the cost to counties, the Mississippi Department of Corrections’ elimination of the Joint State County Work Program will cause, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. The program allows state inmates to participate in work activities like maintaining county and municipal buildings, trash pickup and litter and debris removal with no cost to the county or municipality. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Rogelio V. Solis AP
Derrick Surrette, executive director of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, flanked by members and lawmakers, holds a chart he says shows the cost to counties, the Mississippi Department of Corrections’ elimination of the Joint State County Work Program will cause, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. The program allows state inmates to participate in work activities like maintaining county and municipal buildings, trash pickup and litter and debris removal with no cost to the county or municipality. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Rogelio V. Solis AP