Prisons chief: Programs needed to keep ex-inmates on track

December 13, 2016 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The head of Mississippi’s prison system says the state needs to improve programs that help people get their lives on […]

Parchman inmates’ lawyer: Living conditions ‘unsanitary and unhealthy’

October 6, 2015 in News

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — An attorney for state prison inmates says last week’s boil order at the State Penitentiary at Parchman is another sign of the prison’s aging and unstable […]

MDOC Task Force Holds Second Public Hearing Friday

March 18, 2015 in News

JACKSON – A task force overseeing a review of Mississippi Department of Corrections’ contracts will hold its second public hearing Friday at the Woolfolk State Office Building in Jackson. The first hearing […]

State inmate’s death under investigation

February 18, 2015 in News, The Buzz

The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate who died following an altercation with another inmate at the state Penitentiary at […]

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. […]

Task force: Ban no-bid contracts in Mississippi prison system

December 30, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections should eliminate as many of its no-bid contracts as possible and start a competitive process to see if it can get […]

Feds move to seize assets of Christopher Epps, including Pass Christian condo

November 6, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s corrections commissioner suddenly resigned Wednesday in the face of an apparent federal investigation. Christopher Epps had led the state prison system for 12 years. Gov […]

Mississippi moving high security prisoners after riot at Walnut Grove facility

October 1, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Some of the most dangerous prisoners have been removed from the privately-run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility following a July 10 riot, as the Mississippi Department of […]