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Search Continues for State Inmate Escapee7/19/2018
Escaped State Inmate Captured in Crystal Springs 7/19/2018
HHCRCF Contraband Seizure a Concern to Commissioner7/12/2018
Agents Recovering after Motor Vehicle Accident7/12/2018
State Inmate Captured in Ocean Springs7/7/2018
Reward Offered in Search for Escaped Inmate7/7/2018
MDOC Continues Search for Escaped Inmate7/6/2018
MDOC Searching for Escaped Inmate7/5/2018
Small Amounts of Contraband Seized Proves Vigilance a Must6/29/2018
Special Family Visit Allowed Saturday at CMCF6/29/2018
MDOC Harvests 20,000 Pounds of Blueberries6/22/2018
CMCF Inmates Preparing for Release Attend Resource Fair 6/15/2018
3,000 Bags of Trash Removed in Anti-Litter Campaign 6/4/2018
Governor's Order Under Contracting Reform Fulfilled6/1/2018
2018 Re-Entry Symposium6/1/2018
MDOC Investigating Inmate Death at SMCI5/30/2018
Parchman Inmates in Faith-Based Program Awarded Ministry Degrees5/29/2018
Graduates Credit Thinking For A Change Program5/14/2018
Man Convicted in Meridian 1980s Rape Cases Dies5/11/2018
Lockdown Further Lifted Effective Today5/4/2018
Flowood CWC Inmates Benefit from Dance Program5/4/2018
Inmate Serving Life for'87 Kidnapping and Murder Dies5/3/2018
Commissioner Hall- Contraband Amount Unexpected During Parchman Shakedown5/1/2018
MDOC Reducing Inmates at Regional Facilities4/19/2018
Nearly 8000 Pounds of Tomatoes Harvested at Parchman4/18/2018
Flags Lowered to Honor First Lady Barbara Bush4/18/2018
State Escapee Captured in Alabama4/13/2018
State Inmate Escapes During Work Detail in Macon 4/11/2018
MDOC Investigating Deaths of Two Parchman Inmates4/2/2018
Officials Celebrate Graduation of First Pilot Program Class3/30/2018
Less Contraband Found at WCCF One Year Later3/23/2018
Correctional Officer Trainee Caught with Contraband at Parchman 3/21/2018
SMCI Officer Charged under Operation Zero Tolerance3/16/2018
Pilot Re-Entry Program Launched in Mississippi Prison System3/15/2018
Inmate Serving 82 years Dies in Prison3/14/2018
Second Search Completes Major Shakedown at SMCI3/10/2018
MDOC Adds New Corrections Officers to Ranks3/10/2018
Man Convicted in 1981 Slaying of State Trooper Dies 3/3/2018
MDOC Prison Phone Calls Now More Affordable3/2/2018
Family Members Visiting CMCF Inmates Receive Free Eye Exams 2/23/2018
MDPS and MDOC Joint Statement on Gang Threat Assessment Data2/21/2018
MDOC Employees to Donate Blood for Brain Cancer Patient2/19/2018
Two SMCI Officers Arrested in First 2018 Operation Zero Tolerance Shakedown2/14/2018
MDOC to Reopen Delta Correctional Facility and Consolidate TVC Program2/9/2018
Escaped State Inmate Eugene Robinson in Custody2/7/2018
Crime Stoppers Reward Offered in Finding State Inmate Eugene Robinson2/5/2018
MDOC Calling on Businesses to Help Find Jobs for Ex-Offenders2/2/2018
Woman Convicted in Silicone Injection Case Dies 1/15/2018
Man Convicted for Role in 1964 Civil Rights Slayings Dies in Prison 1/12/2018
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CMCF Holds Second Mom's Day for Incarcerated Moms and Grandmothers12/29/2017
Year Ends with Shakedown of Parchman's Largest Unit12/29/2017
MDOC Employees and Offenders Extend Spirit of Giving 12/22/2017
Rat Poison and Liquor Seized During Parchman Shakedown12/21/2017
MDOC Expands Program to Improve Inmates’ Lives12/18/2017
Commissioner Hall- Too Much Contraband Found at Parchman Work Camp12/14/2017
Inmate Serving Life for Hinds County Kidnapping and Murder Dies in Prison 12/11/2017
Inmate Serving Three Assault Sentences Dies in Prison11/21/2017
No Major Contraband Found at Leake County Regional11/21/2017
Ex-Officer Begins Prison Sentence, While Current Officer Is Charged11/17/2017
Resource Fair Held Today at Parchman for Inmates Nearing Release 11/16/2017
Kemper-Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility is Latest Shakedown Stop 11/15/2017
MDOC Expands Thinking for a Change Classes11/14/2017
Commissioner Hall Participating in Washington, D. C. Public Safety Summit 11/10/2017
Staffing Shortage Prompts SMCI Unit Closure; Others Likely10/27/2017
MDOC Requires Offenders to Do Community Service Work10/25/2017
MDOC Donates Items to Texas Schools Affected by Hurricane Harvey10/16/2017
Inmate Serving 2 Life Sentences Dies 10/13/2017
Superintendent Named at Parchman10/11/2017
First Resource Fair at SMCI Helping Offenders Adjust to Life after Release 10/11/2017
State Inmate Who Escaped Scott County Jail Back in Prison10/10/2017
Reward Offered for State Inmate Who Escaped Scott County Jail10/9/2017
MDOC Searches for State Inmate Who Escaped Scott County Jail10/7/2017
Hiring Day Canceled Saturday at SMCI10/6/2017
CMCF Officer Caught with Drugs in Food Container Arrested Today10/6/2017
Children Visit Incarcerated Mothers Saturday during ‘Mom’s Day’ at CMCF 9/29/2017
Commissioner Hall Statement on Former Prison Nurse Sentencing 9/29/2017
Parchman Inmate Serving 66 Years Dies 9/22/2017
Second Parchman Escapee Captured, Ending Manhunt 9/20/2017
Crime Stoppers Reward Offered for Parchman Escapees9/19/2017
Reward for 2 Parchman Escapees increased to $10,0009/19/2017
1 Parchman Escapee Captured; 1 Still At Large9/19/2017
MDOC Seeks Two Parchman Escapees 9/18/2017
Two Sets of Sisters among MDOC New Officers9/15/2017
Marion-Walthall County RCF Search Turns up Assorted Contraband 9/14/2017
MDOC Helping Offenders without Approved Places to Stay9/8/2017
Parchman Superintendent Plans to Retire9/7/2017
More Inmates Graduate the Prison-to-College Pipeline Program9/5/2017
MDOC Expands Program for Inmates Leaving Prison9/1/2017
Inmate Found Dead at SMCI; Investigation Underway8/25/2017
Issaquena Regional Inmates Receive Unexpected Wake-up Call8/16/2017
State Inmate Among 4 Coahoma County Jail Escapees8/11/2017
Jones' Keeping Corrections a Family Tradition 8/9/2017
SMCI Officer Caught with Cellphones and Tobacco8/5/2017
Half of MDOC Facilities Searched under OZT8/4/2017
‘Day with My Dad’ Program Reconnects Inmates and Their Children7/28/2017
Small Contraband Yield at Chickasaw County Regional7/25/2017
New Officers Challenged to Find Gold Nuggets7/22/2017
Graduation Ceremony Held for New Class7/21/2017
Prison Born Author Motivates with Personal Story7/15/2017
MDOC Makes Largest Contraband Bust This Year at Alcorn County7/12/2017
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FREE VIEWING IN MADISON OF EX - OFFENDER ’S STORY OF REDEMPTI ON4/5/2014
2 Correctional Officers Charged after Contraband Items Are Found in Food4/2/2014
MDOC Intensifies Efforts to Keep Out Cell Phones, Other Contraband3/17/2014
MDOC HIRING OFFICERS AT CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI CORRECTIONAL FACILITY2/20/2014
BUS RIDES AVAILABLE FOR PARCHMAN EMPLOYEES 2/11/2014
CMCF to Add 52 Officers with Today's Graduation 1/13/2014
South Mississippi Correctional Institution and Region III Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards1/10/2014
Mississippi State Penitentiary and Region I Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards1/7/2014
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Corrections Commissioner Epps and two sheriffs to announce toys collected for children in 10 counties12/16/2013
STATE RESUMES SENDING INMATES TO ALCORN COUNTY12/12/2013
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS’ OVERTIME LAWSUIT DISMISSED12/6/2013
NEW SUPERINTENDENTS NAMED AT TWO STATE PRISONS11/30/2013
Simpson County Joint State / County Work Program Escapee Captured11/21/2013
PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MDOC AND NEW WAY HELPING EX-OFFENDERS GET BACK ON THEIR FEET11/6/2013
MDOC Central Office Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards 10/15/2013
SMCI and Region III Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards10/10/2013
Mississippi State Penitentiary and Region I Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards10/8/2013
Forrest County State Inmate Captured9/16/2013
Forrest County State Inmate At Large9/13/2013
MDOC Recruiting Officers for Rankin Prison8/29/2013
Private Vendor Employee Arrested for Introduction of Contraband at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility7/26/2013
South Mississippi Correctional Institution and Region III Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards7/24/2013
Noxubee County Community Work Center Inmate Captured7/16/2013
Harrison County CWC Escapee Apprehended 7/14/2013
Mississippi State Penitentiary and Region I Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards7/10/2013
Johnnie Denmark Named as Central Mississippi Correctional Facility Superintendent7/1/2013
Parchman Visitation Partially Reinstated6/21/2013
WASHINGTON COUNTY STATE INMATE AT LARGE6/14/2013
WASHINGTON COUNTY STATE INMATE CAPTURED6/14/2013
MDOC RESPONDS TO FEDERAL LAWSUIT6/7/2013
TWO ARRESTED AT SOUTH MISSISSIPPI PRISON AFTER PIPE BOMB FOUND6/4/2013
Jefferson County State Inmate Still at Large5/27/2013
MDOC NAMES MSP LT. ALBERT FIRST EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR5/13/2013
NEW YOUTHFUL OFFENDER UNIT HOLDS FIRST GRADUATION5/7/2013
Media Witnesses Selected for Scheduled Manning Execution5/3/2013
Media Reminder: Wednesday Deadline for Execution Media Witness Requests4/30/2013
MDOC ENCOURAGES CRIME VICTIMS TO REGISTER4/26/2013
South Mississippi Correctional Institution and Region III Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards4/24/2013
MDOC HIRING OFFICERS AT THE RANKIN COUNTY PRISON4/22/2013
Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and Region II Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards4/16/2013
Mississippi State Penitentiary and Region I Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards4/9/2013
GOV. BRYANT SIGNS LEGISLATION FOR LEFLORE COUNTY PRISON4/8/2013
PRISON OFFICIALS: MOTHER OF INMATE CAUGHT WITH CONTRABAND3/26/2013
Yazoo County CWC Inmate At Large3/24/2013
CMCF to Hold Inmate Graduation3/8/2013
MDOC and Itawamba Community College-Belden Thinking for a Change Program2/5/2013
Pike County Escapee Captured2/4/2013
MDOC Commissioner Christopher Epps Sworn in as President of the American Correctional Association 1/29/2013
MDOC Central Office Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards 1/23/2013
Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and Region II Community Corrections Employees Receive Employee Recognition Awards1/15/2013
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