Longtime Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps is resigning, amid a federal investigation, according to multiple sources confirming to clarionledger.com
Epps could not immediately be reached for comment.
State Auditor Stacey Pickering said he is aware of Epps’ resignation, but, “I cannot make further comment at this time.”
House Corrections Chairman Tommy Taylor said he had received calls Wednesday “saying (Epps) is going to resign effective today,” but had no further details. Other sources say Epps has already submitted his resignation to Gov. Phil Bryant.
A spokesman for Bryant could not immediately be reached for comment.