JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Private prison contractor Management & Training Corp. says it has fired a consultant who prosecutors say bribed the former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner. Utah-based MTC announced in a statement Monday that it has canceled its contract with Cecil McCrory, a former state lawmaker. Both he and ex-Commissioner Christopher Epps were indicted last […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday afternoon the state will rebid contracts with all firms mentioned in an indictment of former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. Spokesman Knox Graham said Thursday that Bryant instructed interim Corrections Commissioner Richard McCarty to stop negotiations with Utah-based Management and Training Corp. over renewing a $60-million-a-year […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Leaders of Mississippi government agencies are appearing before lawmakers this week to request money for fiscal 2016, which begins July 1. Among those seeking an increase in funding are three big departments: Health, Human Services and Corrections. Dr. Mary Currier, the state health officer, told lawmakers Tuesday that she is requesting […]
The Associated Press Here are some news and notes from around Mississippi: In Leakesville, The Mississippi Department of Corrections is hiring officers for the prison. Interviews and screenings will be conducted Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. Officials say they’re looking for candidates who are at least 18 years old, possess […]
The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – Today’s academy graduation at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County will add more correctional officers than usual per class at the prison. The class of 52 officers is the last in 2013 for the facility and the largest one for that year. The graduation will begin at 11 a.m. in […]
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 after Rankin County sheriff’s deputies apparently foiled a plan to toss the items over a fence at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility late Wednesday night. A […]
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. And, the sponsors are giving them all away. Hundreds of toys have been collected for children, ages 2 to 17, of female inmates who are […]
Pearl, Miss. – (AP) –An inmate fatally beat another prisoner at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, state prison officials said Monday.
Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps said “breaches in security” at the prison allowed 20-year-old Tyler Smith to fatally beat the other inmate, 35-year-old Clifton Majors, about 8 p.m. Sunday….