Mississippi Department of Corrections stopping in-person probation check-ins because of coronavirus

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections is temporarily stopping in-person check-ins for people on probation, parole, house arrest or other forms of community supervision.

It’s part of an effort to control the spread of the new coronavirus.

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The department says in a news release that instead of going to an office, people under supervision should check in by phone, email or video chat between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays.

The change is in effect from Wednesday until at least April 17.

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