Bolivar warden retires
by Courtney Stevens
Aug 13, 2013 | 2729 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After working for Bolivar County for over 30 years, Warden James Moore has retired.

"It was an honor and a privilege to be appointed by Sherriff (Kelvin) Williams and to be approved by the commissioner," said Moore.

Moore began working for Bolivar County in 1981 as a corrections officer at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

From there he worked his way up to captain and then on Jan. 4, 2012, he was promoted to warden of the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility.

"I want to thank Sherriff Williams for including me in his vision of moving Bolivar County in the right direction.

"I also want to thank the Bolivar County supervisors for their support when I served Bolivar County," said Moore.

"We appreciate the time we spent with Moore as he served as warden. It will be a difficult task to fill his position," said Will Hooker, county administrator.

"It's a tedious process to fill that position, not just anyone can do it," said Williams.

"We are currently taking resumes for qualified applicants. We are looking for someone who knows the policies and procedures of the MDOC."

"Moore was a native of Bolivar County and so he had the concerns of Bolivar County always in the forefront of his thoughts," said Hooker.

"It is a tremendous loss for the county," said Williams.

"He brought in a lot of changes that were needed when he took office. I appreciate him taking the bold steps that were necessary to make those changes. We will miss his leadership and experience and we hate to see him go," added Williams.