1 inmate killed in southwestern Miss. prison fights

April 23, 2013 in Top Stories

A prison official says that one inmate has died and several were injured in fights at a prison in southwestern Mississippi that resulted in the facility being put on lockdown.

Wilkinson County Correctional facility spokeswoman Angela Smith says one inmate died after fights broke out Saturday morning at the Woodville prison. Smith says that there were multiple fights starting around 10 a.m. The fights were quelled by around noon.

Nine inmates were taken to area hospitals for injuries. The prison was put on lockdown for at least several hours. Smith says the public was never at risk.

Statue fund honoring Fannie Lou Hamer gets another $10k donation

June 22, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land JACKSON – With the recent donation of $10,000, a life-sized statue honoring the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer is moving closer to reality. An additional […]