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 […]

CMCF to add 52 officers with today’s graduation

January 13, 2014 in News

The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – Today’s academy graduation at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County will add more correctional officers than usual per class at the prison. The […]

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.