JFP Questions Destruction of Public Records by Hinds County Board of Supervisors

Submitted by NFOIC on Mon, 09/23/2019 - 9:00am

The Jackson Free Press is asking the Hinds County Board of Supervisors to delay its unanimous vote yesterday to dispose of documents relating to its former administrations as well as former County Administrator's files from 1984 to 2007 without specifying the number or the content of those documents. After reviewing the State of Mississippi's records-retention schedule and guidelines for local-government records, this newspaper today sent a letter to the board expressing concern that the decision could violate Mississippi's public-records law.

Today's letter also asks the board to provide further explanation and documentation to ensure the legality of the order. (Read more here...)