1 inmate killed in southwestern Miss. prison fights

April 23, 2013 in Top Stories

A prison official says that one inmate has died and several were injured in fights at a prison in southwestern Mississippi that resulted in the facility being put on lockdown.

Wilkinson County Correctional facility spokeswoman Angela Smith says one inmate died after fights broke out Saturday morning at the Woodville prison. Smith says that there were multiple fights starting around 10 a.m. The fights were quelled by around noon.

Nine inmates were taken to area hospitals for injuries. The prison was put on lockdown for at least several hours. Smith says the public was never at risk.

Award-winning producer headlines civil rights conference

June 18, 2012 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land PHILADELPHIA, Ms. – Award-winning producer Joan Sadoff, of “Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders” is the first to admit that she didn’t march during the civil rights movement. […]

Pieces From The Past: Voices of Heroic Women in Civil Rights

June 18, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories, trey_songz_visits_jackson

‘Link’ reporter and others contribute to the preservation of women in history through new book By     Monica Land PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Before producing documentaries, Joan Sadoff, M.Ed., M.S.W., spent her […]