Four people arrested, contraband seized outside prison in Rankin County

January 11, 2014 in News, The Buzz

The Mississippi Link Newswire  JACKSON   – Four people have been arrested and several plastic bags of tobacco, a dozen cell phones with phone chargers and other suspected contraband were seized […]

Hundreds of toys collected for children of incarcerated women in Mississippi

December 19, 2013 in News

By Lonnie Ross Online Editor Bicycles, dolls, basketballs, footballs, children’s computers, games, toy cars, hats, gloves, socks, t-shirts, stuffed animals…the variety and number of gifts in the room seemed endless. […]

AP analysis: Former warden Donald Cabana, who died last week, believed Parchman camps had uses

October 15, 2013 in News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Parchman penitentiary Donald Cabana returned to in 2004 when he again became warden looked little like what it had been 13 years before.

He told the story many times of how he didn’t like what he saw — steel and concrete buildings each with 500-600 inmates. The changes had been coming since 1972, when a federal judge took control of a prison system wracked with overcrowding, forced labor and segregation…

Philadelphia man convicted in DUI deaths of 6, including five children

September 26, 2013 in News, Top Stories

OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — A Philadelphia man will serve 75 years in prison after being convicted of six counts of DUI/manslaughter in the deaths of his five children and an adult family friend last year.

Prosecutors said Duane John Sr., 34, was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon to 15 years on each count to run consecutively for a total 90 years. Fifteen years were suspended leaving 75 to serve…

Former mayor to be sentenced in inmate sex case

April 25, 2012 in News, Police Report

JACKSON – (AP) Before he was charged with sexually assaulting an inmate and trying to cover it up, Grady Sims was one of the longest serving mayors in Mississippi and […]