Federal appeals court remands DeSoto case
n OXFORD – A federal appeals court has sent a discrimination case against the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department back to the U.S. District Court in Oxford.
The case was heard in Oxford in 2007 with a jury ruling that the sheriff’s department discriminated against 59-year-old Alice Fay Cox when transferring her from a detective division secretary post to the county jail’s medical room and giving her former job to a younger person.
Cox appealed, however, on grounds a federal judge wrongly dismissed her claim that she was later fired for reporting an inmate’s abuse. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans remanded Cox’s case to the lower court to settle the issue.
A trial date has not been set.
Corrections company ready to fill 400 job opportunities
n NATCHEZ – Corrections Corporation of America will hold a job fair Monday through Wednesday as it prepares to fill more than 400 positions at the Adams County Correctional Facility.
A deal between Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA, the owner of the private prison, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons to house about 2,500 federal inmates at the new Adams County prison was signed earlier this month.
The job will be from noon to 8 p.m. each day at the convention center.
CCA is seeking applicants in security, administrative and support, and health care.
The $128 million prison has been empty since its construction in December.