The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Division of Administration and Finance is responsible for the following agency functions:
MDOC is appropriated funds each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) by the Mississippi Legislature. The annual appropriation includes funds for salaries, travel, contractual services, commodities, and payments to county jails, regional facilities and private prisons for housing of state inmates. The Committee for Performance, Expenditure, Evaluation, and Review (PEER) annually calculates a cost per inmate day for the three state operated prisons. The composite average daily cost per inmate for FY 2010 was $39.56.