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In a presentation last week to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps told lawmakers that the agency needs an additional $4.3 million in the current 2013 fiscal year to build a youthful offender unit (YOU) at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl per a March court order.

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