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DeSoto jailer fired for giving inmates the keys to recreation yard

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - A DeSoto County jailer has been fired for turning over keys to the women's detention section to allow prisoners a smoke break.

Sheriff Bill Rasco said the prisoners went into the jail's recreation yard on the night of February 5. Rasco said Lisa Davis, a deputy jailer with about three years of service, was fired the next day.

Rasco said cigarettes and smoking are not allowed in the jail.

He said about 10 female prisoners were given a smoke break of about 30 minutes. He said all of the prisoners were returned to their cells after the break.

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