SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – Southaven city leaders hoped its Safe Surrender program would clear some of the 4,000 active bench warrants, but so far only 14 took part in the second chance program Monday.
The program allows people who have warrants for missing court to clear things up without getting arrested.
Southaven is asking people to bring $200 with them to go towards their fines, but if they don’t have enough money, Judge Jody Neyman says he can work with folks.
“This is an opportunity for us to give someone a fresh start. And if they owe a fine they can come in and pay a small portion towards that fine, and we can make out a payment plan. Whether through a community service plan, working for the city or various non-profits, or just paying towards that fine,” said Southaven Municipal Judge Jody Neyman.
Safe Surrender continues Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southaven Municipal Court.
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