Governor vetoes criminal justice bill over typo

Mississippi’s governor has vetoed a criminal justice bill because of a typographical error that he says could have unintended consequences.

House Bill 1033 would have allowed employed parolees to schedule online interviews with probation officers instead of missing work. It also would have eliminated automatic prison time for failure to pay a fine.

In vetoing the bill Tuesday, Gov. Phil Bryant says a mistake would have made habitual offenders eligible for parole after serving 25 percent of a sentence.

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4/20/17