Mansion trusties booted

State prison trusties are no longer working at the Governor’s Mansion under Gov. Phil Bryant, a decision that could mark the end of the decades-long practice in Mississippi.

Bryant told The Clarion-Ledger that Thursday was the last day a trusty would work at the downtown Jackson landmark.

“As governor, Bryant first discontinued the practice of inmates spending the night on the mansion grounds and then the tradition of pardoning those individuals,” spokesman Mick Bullock said. “Bryant stated that he would work towards phasing out the use of trusties at the mansion, and that last phase of Bryant’s plan was completed today.”

Clarion Ledger
1/19/12