Two prison guards arrested on contraband charged

June 10, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Two correctional officers have been arrested on felony possession charges at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility after contraband items were found during a random check of vehicles on prison grounds.  

“Regardless if you are staff or civilians, we will not tolerate drugs or alcohol on the grounds of any Mississippi Department of Corrections’ facility,” Commissioner Christopher Epps said. “Unfortunately, some employees are not abiding by this zero tolerance, and those employees should not reflect on the MDOC staff as a whole. Most of our employees are men and women who steadfastly carry out their duties with the upmost integrity every day and might not ever get the notoriety they deserve.”