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collapse 2017
Community Center Escapee Back in Custody3/21/2017
Media Advisory3/20/2017
MDOC Searching for Escapee in Hattiesburg3/19/2017
Two Regional Facilities Searched in Contraband Crackdown3/16/2017
Inmate Death Investigation Under Way3/16/2017
State Inmates Removed From Hinds County Jail3/10/2017
Marshall County Prison Target of Next Shakedown3/9/2017
Governor Bryant Names Pelicia Hall Commissioner3/7/2017
State Inmate Dies After Suffering Injuries on Work Detail3/6/2017
State Inmate Escapes Hinds County Jail3/5/2017
Captured: State Inmate Who Escaped Hinds County Jail3/5/2017
MDOC Conducts Back-to-Back Shakedowns3/3/2017
Weapons and Drugs Seized in MDOC Crackdown at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility3/2/2017
Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty3/1/2017
Inmate Death Investigation Underway3/1/2017
3 People Charged, Contraband Seized at SMCI2/28/2017
State Inmate at Wilkinson County Dies2/28/2017
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MDOC and DMH Partner to Help Reduce Recidivism9/30/2016
MDOC Chief Investigator Graduates FBI National Academy9/23/2016
Two Escapees Now in Custody9/23/2016
MDOC Plans to Use Former Leake County Prison Site9/19/2016
Two Harrison County CWC Escapees Sought 9/11/2016
Inmate Death at SMCI under Investigation7/21/2016
Inmate Death at CMCF Under Investigation7/11/2016
MDOC’s Bolivar County Community Work Center Closes7/8/2016
MDOC Plans to Close Leake County Private Prison6/10/2016
Two Inmates’ Attempted Escape Quickly Thwarted at SMCI6/6/2016
Restrictions Reinstated after Incidents at Parchman's Unit 296/1/2016
MDOC to Visitors: Bringing in Contraband Jeopardizes Inmates' Privileges5/29/2016
Lockdown of Units 29 and 30 Lifted at Parchman5/27/2016
MDOC Officer Who Halted Major Contraband Honored as Top Cop5/19/2016
Inmate Death at Parchman under Investigation5/13/2016
Parchman Units Remain on Lockdown5/6/2016
MDOC Investigation of Inmate’s Death Ongoing 4/29/2016
MDOC Targets Wanted Offenders in Special Sweep4/26/2016
Fourth MDOC Community Work Center Closes in a Year4/16/2016
MDOC Recruitment Targets Students4/15/2016
MDOC Commissioner Responds to Counties about Regional Jails4/15/2016
MDOC Replacing RID Program4/13/2016
Automated Victim Notification is now Available in Hinds County4/6/2016
MDOC Prison Phone Call Costs Drastically Reduced3/17/2016
Two MDOC Fugitives Caught in New Mexico3/14/2016
MDOC is Closing Third Community Work Center Friday3/3/2016
MDOC Busts Major Inmate-Led Smuggling Ring from Behind the Walls2/26/2016
Commissioner Fisher: New Alcorn Sheriff Reason for Inmate's Return2/8/2016
MDOC Moves Inmates from Regional Jails2/5/2016
MDOC Seeks Parolee Who Escaped Rankin Office Today2/4/2016
Unexpected Meat Delivery at Parchman Leads to Contraband Seizure1/30/2016
MDOC's Zero Tolerance Results in Four Officers Charged1/26/2016
Bus Rides Offered for Parchman Employees in Case of Harsh Weather1/22/2016
Man Charged in Five Slayings Dies in Prison1/18/2016
Inmate Assaults Officer with Broom Handle at Parchman1/13/2016
State Inmate Dies in Holmes-Humphreys Regional Jail1/13/2016
Lockdown at SMCI and Unit 29 Extends through Weekend1/7/2016
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Staff Shortages Prompting More Community Work Centers Closings, Other Changes at MDOC12/21/2015
MDOC Investigating Homicide at Parchman; Prison on Lockdown12/18/2015
Creative Mean Used to Conceal Contraband at Parchman12/12/2015
Citizens to Have Input On How Money Is Spent for Inmates’ Benefits12/4/2015
Swift Cooperation Leads to Bomb Threat Suspect's Arrest11/23/2015
Parchman Officer Arrested; Contraband Seized11/16/2015
Madison Community Work Center Inmate Captured11/14/2015
MDOC Closes Second Community Work Center in Less Than Six Months11/13/2015
MDOC Searching for Madison County Escapee11/12/2015
MDOC Removes 240 Inmates From Alcorn County Regional During Joint Investigation With Auditors Office10/29/2015
Water Safe to Drink at Parchman, Health Department Confirms10/16/2015
Operation Green Clean Kicks Off in Holmes County 10/15/2015
Officer Caught with Spice at SMCI Facing Felony Charges9/8/2015
Lockdown Lifted at MSP8/21/2015
MDOC Clarifies Using Emergency Contracts8/20/2015
MDOC Plans to Add 100 Officers by the Fall8/12/2015
Assault Prompts Lockdown at Parchman; Weekend Visitation Canceled8/7/2015
More Counties Sign Agreement with MDOC to Continue Work Program8/5/2015
Counties Agree to Keep State Inmates in Work Program without Payment 7/30/2015
MDOC Revamps Firearms Training7/18/2015
KEY INFORMATION: 1st Annual Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells Memorial Golf Tournament7/9/2015
MDOC Announces Operation Green Clean6/18/2015
MDOC Commissioner Challenges ACLU Statement6/12/2015
MDOC Discusses Alternatives with Counties to Keep Free Inmate Labor6/3/2015
UPDATE: Quitman COUNTY CWC Offenders Captured6/1/2015
Quitman County CWC Offenders At Large6/1/2015
Lockdown Lifted at SMCI5/29/2015
FUNERAL ARANGEMENTS FOR OFFICER KILLED ON DUTY5/28/2015
Funeral Arrangements for Officers Killed on Duty 5/28/2015
MDOC Investigating Hinds County Inmate's Allegations 5/28/2015
Corrections Officer Killed in the Line of Duty5/26/2015
Jefferson County Community Work Center Closed5/22/2015
Officer Charged in Jackson Kidnapping Homicide Suspended5/20/2015
MDOC Bans Use of Sex Offenders as Jail Support Workers 5/16/2015
Correctional officer caught trying to smuggle contraband into SMCI5/13/2015
New leader at SMCI5/10/2015
Five Arrests in Contraband cases at two prisons5/5/2015
Lockdowns lifted5/5/2015
MDOC Plans to Remove State Inmates from County Work Programs4/30/2015
Visitation Canceled at MSP and CMCF4/24/2015
"Tough Choices Ahead for MDOC" Commissioner Fisher Says:4/3/2015
MDOC Task Force Holds Second Public Hearing3/18/2015
MDOC Conducting Massive Shakedowns3/16/2015
Bus Rides Available for MSP Staff - march3/4/2015
MDOC SMCI HIRING CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS 20153/2/2015
Bus Rides Offered for Parchman Employees Because of Weather Conditions2/23/2015
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