Mississippi investigates death of inmate

March 17, 2017 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A 56-year-old inmate serving life for a 2008 murder in Hinds County has died in prison. The Mississippi Department of Corrections says Joseph Gentry was found […]

Sentencing delayed for Epps again

April 14, 2016 in News

By Othor Cain Contributing Writer Former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps appeared again in federal court Monday before Judge Henry T. Wingate to learn his fate — what […]

Inmates removed from Mississippi prison after violations found

October 30, 2015 in News

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Officials removed 240 state inmates from a prison here Thursday after investigators said they found widespread violations — including the discovery that inmates had crossed state […]

Judge allows Mississippi inmates’ class-action lawsuit against MDOC

September 30, 2015 in News

(AP) A federal judge is allowing inmates to go forward with their lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Corrections and a private prison operator. U.S. District Judge William Barbour Jr. […]

Contractor: Former Mississippi prison leader sought bribes

August 24, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One man pleaded guilty Friday and another was indicted on federal charges that they paid bribes and kickbacks to a former Mississippi corrections commissioner in exchange […]

Former Mississippi corrections chief Christopher Epps pleads guilty to corruption charges

February 26, 2015 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and businessman Cecil McCrory are pleading guilty on federal corruption charges. Epps pleaded guilty to a count of money laundering […]

Judge sets hearing that could bring change to Walnut Grove prison oversight

January 9, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — People seeking further changes at a privately run prison in Leake County are on track to get a chance to try to persuade a federal judge. […]

Lawyer seeking delay in corruption trial of former MDOC chief Christopher Epps

December 12, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The lawyer for indicted former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps wants to push back the Jan. 5 trial date. John Colette, in a motion […]