State inmate’s death under investigation

The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate who died following an altercation with another inmate at the state Penitentiary at Parchman on Tuesday night. Willie Wallace, #124990, […]


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

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… […]