Mississippi prison investigates deaths of 2 inmates

April 3, 2018 in News, The Buzz

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) – Autopsies are being done on two inmates who were found dead in separate cells at a Mississippi prison. The state Department of Corrections says in a […]

Parchman inmate serving life sentence found dead in his cell, investigation under way

January 6, 2015 in News

Inmate death at Parchman under investigation  JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — An inmate at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has been found dead in his unit. The state Department of Corrections […]

Edgar Ray Killen, ‘Mississippi Burning’ Klansman convicted of 1964 civil-rights deaths, won’t confess

December 23, 2014 in News, The Buzz

PARCHMAN, Mississippi — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. […]

Parchman remains on lockdown after inmate murdered

June 18, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman remains on lockdown following a homicide and an altercation between inmates.  

Kelvin Bowen was killed on Tuesday, June 11, and a disturbance occurred Wednesday, June 12, in separate locations in Unit 29.  

Eleven inmates and five staff members were injured during the disturbance. Two inmates remain hospitalized.  

Visitation has been canceled until further notice.  

Inmate stabbed to death at Parchman

June 12, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

An inmate serving 14 years for several convictions including simple assault on a police officer was stabbed to death allegedly by a fellow inmate Tuesday afternoon at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Inmate Kelvin Bowen, 35, was pronounced dead at the prison’s hospital at 1:04 p.m.

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) said Bowen was on his way to see a case manager when he was attacked with a sharp instrument in the hallway of Building 29, a maximum security unit, at the facility.

Convicted cop killer dies in prison

January 30, 2013 in News, Statewide News

A man convicted of shooting a police officer with his own gun in 1977 has died, prison officials said.

Marion Stanley Osborne died Jan. 22, of natural causes at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Osborne, 58, was serving a life sentence for killing Belmont Patrolman Mickey Gene Johnson. He was convicted of capital murder in Tishomingo County and sentenced on April 14, 1978.

Inmates harvest fall crops

January 4, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Enough vegetables, including broccoli, mustard and turnip greens, are being harvested now at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman to feed the 12,000-plus offenders in the three main prisons and community work centers of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC).

Farming is one way the state cuts down on food cost to taxpayers, plus give hundreds of inmates something to do while serving time.

In addition to vegetables, the Mississippi Prison Agricultural Enterprises (MPAE) crop production also includes rice, wheat, soybeans and corn. There’s also a poultry facility with a capacity for 36,000 hens.

Man executed for killing and butchering drug dealer

June 21, 2012 in News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

By Monica Land PARCHMAN – For the third time this month, the Mississippi State Penitentiary has executed a death row inmate, in what Commissioner Chris Epps said is the “cause […]