Doctor says Mississippi inmates can’t always access doctor

April 5, 2018 in Health, News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The medical director for a privately run prison in east Mississippi told a federal court that inmates sometimes have to miss medical appointments if the prison […]

Lawsuit: Mississippi ‘harsh’ in denying ex-con voting rights

March 27, 2018 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has enacted unfair barriers that stop former convicts from regaining their right to vote, a new federal lawsuit […]

Family of Ahmed Mohamed, Muslim teen arrested in Texas for homemade clock, files suit

August 10, 2016 in News

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Texas school officials and others, […]

MDOC responds to federal lawsuit

June 20, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) is working with Management & Training Corp. (MTC) and Health Assurance to respond to a federal lawsuit filed recently over alleged conditions at East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF) near Meridian in Lauderdale County.  

It is the agency’s policy to let the facts play out in court, prison officials said.

However, the allegations made against MDOC officials are unfairly damaging to its commitment to provide efficient and effective offender custody, care, control and treatment consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional practices, MDOC spokesman Grace Fisher said.