Stuck in jail: Poor Mississippi inmates wait long for trial

April 24, 2018 in News

By JEFF AMY Associated Press BRANDON, Miss. (AP) – A new survey provided exclusively to The Associated Press shows that Mississippi inmates awaiting trial can spend months or even years […]

Inmates sent to state prisons as Mississippi sheriffs squawk

April 20, 2018 in News

  By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s prison system is removing some inmates from county-run jails to save money, but sheriffs are protesting the reductions. Corrections […]

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 […]

Do Mississippi inmates have the right to conjugal visits?

April 9, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — On Jan. 31, 2014, a century-old practice of allowing conjugal visits for inmates in Mississippi ended. Now, a federal magistrate judge will determine if Mississippi inmates […]

Miss. has 2nd highest inmate population in the nation

January 11, 2013 in News, Statewide News

As Mississippi enters the second half of the current fiscal year, the state’s prison population continues to increase with no apparent signs of abating.

During 2011, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities declined by 0.9 percent, from 1,613,803 to 1,598,780.

But that was not the case in Mississippi.