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Wexford was chosen in December over several other companies, even though Alabama prison folks knew it was tied to a Mississippi corruption scandal ... through a middle man, to former Mississippi prisons chief Christopher Epps. Epps in turn directed state contracts worth $290 million to the companies, ...
Historians don't know how Shoonmaker became inspired to start the first prison newspaper west of the Mississippi, and the nation's only paper to be produced by ... modern prison journalism's true roots can be traced back to the late 19th century, an era in which corrections officials "believed earnestly that prisons were ...

More: Guard shortage closes part of south Mississippi prison ... 1, MDOC had 1,175 correctional officers for Community Corrections, which includes the community work centers and the three state prisons -- Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, Mississippi State Penitentiary and South Mississippi ...
Under "Operation Zero Tolerance," 2017 became the Year of the Shakedown for Mississippi prisons. ... The last shakedown of the year happened Thursday at Parchman's Unit 29, the prison's largest unit with 1,418 inmates, including those on death row and with behavioral problems. Staff from all three ...
Mississippi corrections officials say a shakedown in three units of the state prison resulted in the seizure of rat poison, liquor in plastic water bottles, ... It appears the contraband is coming in through prison staffers, visitors and inmates on work details, Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said in Friday's statement.
PARCHMAN, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Department of Corrections says it found contraband during a search of three units at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. prison leaders say they conducted a shakedown Thursday morning at Unit 25, which is for inmates in the pre-release program; ...

A company selected to provide health care for Alabama's prisons is being sued by the state of Mississippi for its alleged role in a bribery scheme. ... sued by the state of Mississippi in February for allegedly using consultants to pay bribes and kickbacks to then-Mississippi prison commissioner Chris Epps, ...
Reddix began paying bribes and kickbacks to Epps in 2012 to obtain contracts for Health Assurance to provide inmate health care services at East Mississippi Correctional Facility and Marshall County Correctional Facility. In 2013, Health Assurance obtained an additional contract to provide inmate health ...
Sweet secret: Contraband Found in prison Includes Pecan Pie. A shakedown in a Mississippi prison work camp produced a sweet bit of contraband _ a pecan pie. Dec. 15, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.. Sweet Secret: Contraband Found in Prison Includes Pecan Pie ...
A grand jury indicted McCrory and former Mississippi Corerections Commissioner Chris Epps in 2014, on charges that Epps received bribes and kickbacks to steer prison contracts to McCrory. Epps pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison in May. McCrory was sentenced earlier this ...
Robert Simmons was sentenced to more than seven months in prison after pleading guilty to passing bribes from Health Assurance to a Mississippi gulf Coast official in exchange for a jail medical contract. Former Harrison County Supervisor William Martin killed himself in 2015, hours before he was due in ...
More contraband than was expected turned up during a recent shakedown at a Parchman work camp, state prison officials said. ... cords, shanks and even a pecan pie were recovered during the three-hour search Wednesday, Mississippi Department of Corrections officials said Monday in a news release.
Inmates at two Mississippi prisons are no longer allowed to receive soft-cover books from a nonprofit agency, but it's unclear why or how the decision was ... and study materials so they can take their GED, "books that are really going to have a huge impact on their life once they get out of prison," she said.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Monday that 61-year-old George Affleck collapsed Friday in the dining hall at South Mississippi Correctional institution. It says he was rushed to the infirmary but medical staffers were unable to revive him. Affleck was convicted in 2013 of ...
Mississippi corrections officials say a shakedown in three units of the state prison resulted in the seizure of rat poison, liquor in plastic water bottles, cigarette lighters and other contraband. A news release from the Department of Corrections says the discoveries were made in a pre-release program unit, ...
He didn't want the people who promote dog fighting to think that Mississippi was the place to come anymore." Dearing said some senators have declined to co-author the bill because of the 25-year upper cap on imprisonment for offenders. He said some senators believe that to be too long a prison term.
Mississippi corrections officials say a shakedown in three units of the state prison resulted in the seizure of rat poison, liquor in plastic water bottles, cigarette lighters and other contraband. A news release from the Department of Corrections says the discoveries were made in a pre-release program unit, ...

States often exchange inmates when they become targeted by other inmates and pose a security risk. Rhode Island was able to arrange a swap with the Illinois prison system. Hightower, now 68, is in the Menard Correctional Facility, a 3,000-capacity prison in the southern part of Illinois on the Mississippi ...
He didn't want the people who promote dog fighting to think that Mississippi was the place to come anymore." Dearing said some senators have declined to co-author the bill because of the 25-year upper cap on imprisonment for offenders. He said some senators believe that to be too long a prison term.
Mississippi corrections officials say a shakedown in three units of the state prison resulted in the seizure of rat poison, liquor in plastic water bottles, ... It appears the contraband is coming in through prison staffers, visitors and inmates on work details, Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said in Friday's statement.
A shakedown in a Mississippi prison work camp this week produced a sweet bit of contraband - a pecan pie. Officers found the baked pie and many other forbidden items Wednesday during a three-hour search in one part of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Officials said, while they always ...
Gulfport, Mississippi -- An Ocean Springs man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Thursday for possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced 26-year-old Brett Michael Sekinger of Ocean Springs to the eight years in ...
Sweet secret: Contraband Found in prison Includes Pecan Pie. A shakedown in a Mississippi prison work camp produced a sweet bit of contraband _ a pecan pie. Dec. 15, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.. Sweet Secret: Contraband Found in Prison Includes Pecan Pie ...
A grand jury indicted McCrory and former Mississippi Corerections Commissioner Chris Epps in 2014, on charges that Epps received bribes and kickbacks to steer prison contracts to McCrory. Epps pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison in May. McCrory was sentenced earlier this ...
Reddix began paying bribes and kickbacks to Epps in 2012 to obtain contracts for Health Assurance to provide inmate health care services at East Mississippi Correctional Facility and Marshall County Correctional Facility. In 2013, Health Assurance obtained an additional contract to provide inmate health ...
Inmates at two Mississippi prisons are no longer allowed to receive soft-cover books from a nonprofit agency, but it's unclear why or how the decision was ... and study materials so they can take their GED, "books that are really going to have a huge impact on their life once they get out of prison," she said.
A Jackson man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a wooded area in Hinds County has died in prison. The Mississippi Department of Corrections says George Affleck, 61, convicted of killing Dianne Hearn in 2011, collapsed while in the dining hall at South Mississippi Correctional ...
The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Monday that 61-year-old George Affleck collapsed Friday in the dining hall at South Mississippi Correctional institution. It says he was rushed to the infirmary but medical staffers were unable to revive him. Affleck was convicted in 2013 of ...
Background checks for firearms across the Mississippi Coast ... by one or more years in prison, or a misdemeanor conviction punishable by two ...
... to 10 years in prison following an August arrest for possession of child ... This case was investigated by the Mississippi Attorney General's ...
Still, the former top lieutenant to David Duke did stay busy running medical clinics around Louisiana and Mississippi. While Knight's activities ...
More: Gates: One rock of crack leads to life in prison. Mississippi's three-strikes law requires that one of the two previous crimes be one of ...
Raid Nets cellphones, Tobacco, Other Illegal Items at prison ... (AP) -- Another raid at a Mississippi prison has turned up a myriad of illegal ...
A North Dakota man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for ... to inmates at a correctional facility in Mississippi to create the identities.
A former fast-food worker in Mississippi has been sentenced to a year in prison for wiping bodily fluids onto food she served a customer.
... WAPT-TV that 57-year-old Marcus Wade McCammon will not be eligible for parole or early release during the 20 years he serves in prison.
... Diggs, a 32-year-old inmate in a Mississippi prison, sent Splinter an email ... the private email system used by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The three Baldwyn teenagers are facing life in prison if convicted. ... Baldwyn police investigator Adam Cook called in the Mississippi Bureau of ...
Mississippi prisons Scrap RID For cognitive Therapy Program ... The school-to-prison pipeline, along with racial tensions, play into this ...
A prison guard shortage in Leaksville and the need to move out 400 state ... The Mississippi Department of Corrections is paying the regional ...
Patricio and her husband, Jose Luis Santos-Garcia, were questioned in August 2011 when a sheriff's deputy in Jackson County, Mississippi, ...
The inmates will be moved to the other two state prisons, 15 ... That would get Mississippi off the bottom when it comes to prison guard pay.
Grant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. ... More: Going to prison was a point of pride for this county supervisor, ...
study released a couple years ago ranked Mississippi as the most corrupt state based on the number of federal corruption convictions.
A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for taking other people's tax refunds and threatening a hit a ...
Convict contacts victim's family from prison ... "The Mississippi Department of Corrections has zero tolerance for contraband, including cell ...
JACKSON, Miss. -- Roughly 1,200 federal prisoners from Puerto Rico are being moved to Mississippi amid Hurricane Maria recovery.
Puerto Rico is home to one federal prison with about 1,400 inmates. ... said he was almost certain the federal prisoners were already in Mississippi. ... Last month, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement on its ...
For the first time, inmates at the South Mississippi Correctional institution ... 100 inmates in the pre-release program at the Leakesville prison.
The state Department of Corrections says 77-year-old Louis Young died Tuesday at the hospital at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in ...


 

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