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Bureau:    Office of Justice Programs
Account:    State and local law enforcement assistance (15-0404)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Director, OBMS
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDOJ.GOV   202-514-2007
To improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and enforce state and local laws - Mississippi Crime Lab.

1 recipient will receive $987,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 94
Description: The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reducing the backlog of forensic cases at the Mississippi Crime Laboratory (MCL). They are hiring additional staff to provide a liaison between the laboratory and the various components of the criminal justice system to improve forensic services. A functioning case manager is being assigned to each of their four laboratories to improve the efficiency and productivity and allow the expert forensic analysts more time to examine cases. Mississippi DPS is improving the timeliness of MCL services by restructuring the organization, replacing an obsolete scanning electron microscope and purchasing a comparison microscope and image analysis software package for the Biloxi Laboratory. A line item in the FY 2005 Congressional budget provides funding for the Mississippi Crime Laboratory Backlog Reduction Project.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Mississippi Department of Public Safety (52512316) $987 State Government
1700 East Woodrow Wilson Ave.
P. O. Box 958
Jackson, MS
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $1,000,000 for the Mississippi Crime Lab to Address Forensic Backlog;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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