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Jones County residents upset over Islamic texts in jail

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Some Jones County residents are bothered that the county jail is caring Islamic items in the commissary.

Andy Dial, the president of the Jones County Board of Supervisors, admits the jail does carry the Quran and other Islamic items.

He said although taxpayers are paying to house inmates, they can't force religion on them.

Dial said the commissary items are not purchased with taxpayers money.

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