Vistitation cancelled at two Mississippi prison facilities this weekend

April 24, 2015 in News

The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – Visitation at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and at the State Penitentiary at Parchman is canceled this weekend. CMCF and Unit 29 are on […]

Four people arrested, contraband seized outside prison in Rankin County

January 11, 2014 in News, The Buzz

The Mississippi Link Newswire  JACKSON   – Four people have been arrested and several plastic bags of tobacco, a dozen cell phones with phone chargers and other suspected contraband were seized […]

MDOC unveils new dialysis unit at Pearl correctional facility

August 30, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A new kidney dialysis unit has been unveiled at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) in Pearl.
After months of renovation, the Hemodialysis unit, which was once located in a trailer at the prison, has been moved to a more medically conducive environment at the facility. Wexford Health Sources Inc., the contracted health care provider for Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), operates the unit.

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.”  

Ridgeland teen arrested for bringing drugs into prison

May 16, 2013 in News, Statewide News

A Ridgeland teenager was arrested earlier this month at the Rankin County prison for allegedly having marijuana while attempting to visit his sister.

Robert Meeks, 17, was arrested Saturday, May 7 at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) and charged with possession of marijuana.  Officers initially detained him for having tobacco after the contraband fell out of his walking shorts as he was about to enter the visitation center. 

A further examination revealed 54 grams of marijuana hidden in the contraband, investigators said. 

Woman convicted in child's death up for parole

February 22, 2013 in Top Stories

Lisa Ameen Crevitt, who admitted taking LSD and tossing her toddler into a river canal, is up for parole in March after 27 years in prison.

The child’s father is fighting to keep her behind bars.

“She doesn’t deserve freedom,” Jeff Crevitt said.

Lisa Crevitt was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for the murder of her 21/2-year-old daughter, Nikki. She had claimed the girl was abducted May 16, 1985, from a store in what was then Battlefield Mall in Vicksburg.

MDOC seeks to hire correctional officers

August 14, 2012 in News, Statewide News

From The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) is seeking to hire 105 more correctional officers by the end of the year. The latest classes […]