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 […]
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…
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…
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 the warden of a private prison in his hometown of Walnut Grove. Now he’s about to become a prisoner. On Tuesday, the 61-year-old Sims will […]