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 Friday that 35-year-old Albert Lee Thomas Jr. was pronounced dead after prison officials were unable to revive him. He was in a Unit 29 cell […]
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, were found in a state vehicle. The state Department of Corrections said in a news release that 52-year-old Christopher Richardson, of Clarksdale, a 22-year employee, […]
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 infrastructure. “We will most likely continue to see serious problems with plumbing and clean water delivery, and the individuals incarcerated at Parchman will continue to […]
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. Visitation is canceled this weekend, and telephone use and canteen are suspended. “There have been 38 assaults on staff this year – about five assaults […]
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 lockdown as the Mississippi Department of Corrections investigates how recently discovered contraband items got into the facilities. “Visitation is a privilege,” Commissioner Marshall Fisher said. […]
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 says 38-year-old state inmate Thomas Smith was found early Monday. Smith was housed at Unit 28, a minimum-medium custody unit for inmate workers. He was […]
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.
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.