WALNUT GROVE, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps says a prison fight in which nine inmates were stabbed was related to an attempt to smuggle contraband into the Walnut Grove prison. Corrections spokeswoman Grace Fisher says the arrest was that of 26-year-old Marcus Warnsley, of Forest. Walnut Grove police tell The Clarion-Ledger he’s accused of […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has not set execution dates for two inmates, making it increasingly unlikely that either execution would take place this week. Attorney General Jim Hood had asked the court to set a Thursday execution for Michelle Byrom and a Friday date for Charles Ray Crawford. The court did […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections is asking a state judge to rule that information on execution drugs and suppliers is confidential and exempt from the state’s Public Records Act. The motion came in its response to a lawsuit filed by lawyers for a woman who faces the death penalty for killing […]
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 […]
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….
A 26-year-old Canton man has been released on a $50,000 bond after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs, alcohol, cell phones and other items into a correctional facility in Pearl.
Twenty-six-year-old James Brooks was released from jail Monday following his arrest on Friday, July 26. Brooks, a truck driver for a private vendor, was taken into custody after a search of the Stericycle truck he had driven to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility turned up the contraband.
MDOC officials discovered cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, 46 cell phones, 44 phone charges, an I-Pod, alcohol, 94 vacuumed packed bags of tobacco, 21 lighters, a pack of hearing aid batteries and 21 bags of yeast.
A Hinds County detention officer has been fired and is facing charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with an inmate, WLOX reported.
Melony Marshall Conwright was employed with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office as a detention officer and case worker and she worked at the Hinds County Joint State – County Work Center where incarcerated inmates are held.
On July 10, the woman’s ex-husband, Samuel Conwright, filed a complaint with the sheriff’s department alleging inappropriate activity between Conwright and Keenan Romel O’Neal, who is jailed at the work center.