Prisoner death at Parchman being investigated

May 2, 2016 in News, The Buzz

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) – Officials continue to investigate the death of an inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The Mississippi Department of Corrections says in a news release […]

Mississippi prison guard arrested; contraband seized

November 17, 2015 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A corrections officer at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has been arrested after seven large bags of contraband, including tobacco, cell phones and suspected alcohol, […]

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 […]

Assault Prompts Lockdown at Parchman; Weekend Visitation Canceled

August 8, 2015 in News, The Buzz

The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON –   The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman remains on lockdown until further notice as an investigation into an assault on a senior officer continues. […]

Vistitation cancelled at two Mississippi prison facilities this weekend

April 24, 2015 in News

The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – Visitation at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and at the State Penitentiary at Parchman is canceled this weekend. CMCF and Unit 29 are on […]

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 […]

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.