Bryant Appoints New Parole Board Member

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has named Steven Pickett of Raymond to the Mississippi Parole Board.

Bryant announced Thursday that Pickett will replace Danny Guice Jr. of Ocean Springs, who is resigning effective Nov. 9. Pickett's term begins Nov. 10.

Pickett is currently serving as youth court resource officer in Hinds County. He has also served as deputy chancery clerk and justice court judge in Hinds County. He worked for the Hinds County Sheriff's Department from 1996-2007 and 2008-2012.

The board is comprised of one chairman and four active members, each appointed at-large. The board meets weekly to review the cases of state offenders to determine parole eligibility.

Pickett's appointment will require Senate confirmation.

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