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Desoto County Jail security under review

Sheriff-Elect Bill Rasco takes office in

January and he's already planning some changes for DeSoto County's

jail trusties.

Rasco said he will a review of the trusty work release process

is already being studied by his incoming staff.

Sheriff James Albert Riley also is looking at jail trusty

security issues after two recent escapes from the DeSoto County

Jail.

One recent escaped convict, Michael Smith, fled to Memphis. He

died during a confrontation with U.S. Marshals.

The other inmate, Chris Barbee was quickly recaptured.

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