HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Judge Tomie Green appointed a new public defender for Hinds County. Attorney Gail Lowery will start serving as a public defender on February 1, 2020.
The Hinds County Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted Attorney Lowery’s appointment. Former public defender Michelle Purvis Harris retired on December 31, 2019, after serving 2-four year terms.
In the meantime, Attorney Ray Carter will serve as acting public defender.