Paul Minor to be sent to halfway house on Wednesday, his father says

Paul Minor, who was one of Mississippi’s most prominent civil lawsuit attorneys before going to prison in a judicial corruption scheme, is scheduled to be transferred to a halfway house Wednesday, his father said.

Minor’s father, Bill Minor, said Tuesday that his son will be sent from a federal prison in Pensacola, Florida, to a halfway house in New Orleans to finish out his sentence. Federal prison records show his release date as Aug. 20. The Federal Bureau of Prisons doesn’t comment on transfers until they have taken place.

Minor, 66, was a decorated Vietnam veteran who built a small law firm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast into one with a national reputation and made millions of dollars in tobacco, asbestos, medical-malpractice and car-safety lawsuits.