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Adams sheriff says inmate meals savings possible

Source: Associated Press, December 1, 2010

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield says he can save about $53,000 a year by paying someone else to feed prisoners at the local jail.

Mayfield tells The Natchez Democrat that he is looking at a contract with Valley Food Services.

Mayfield says the $198,000 cost of the contract would be included in the $200,000 food budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, 2010, and ending Sept. 31, 2011.
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Outsourcing food costs means savings
Source: Emily Lane, The Natchez Democrat, November 30, 2010

DeSoto County to save jobs

Source: By ROBERT LEE LONG, Desoto Times (MS), Tuesday, October 5, 2010 1:03 AM CDT

DeSoto County officials Monday voted to save jobs of loyal employees rather than necessarily saving money.

Supervisors mulled whether or not to privatize janitorial services for the county or eliminate nine jobs.

Supervisors opted to retain the employees, many of whom have been working as janitorial staff for many years rather than lay them off in time of a national recession when jobs are hard to find.