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collapse 2017
MDOC Surprises Winston-Choctaw in 14th Shakedown6/15/2017
Forrest County Escapee in Custody6/7/2017
Large Amount of Contraband Seized at Bolivar County Regional6/6/2017
Four Charged Under Operation Zero Tolerance6/2/2017
MDOC Announces New Program for Incarcerated Veterans 6/1/2017
State Inmate Escapes Work Detail in Hattiesburg5/31/2017
State Escapee Captured with Two Wanted Felons5/31/2017
State Inmate Escapes in Jackson5/25/2017
MDOC Polygraph Examiners Honored as Top Cops5/19/2017
Washington County Regional Facility Searched5/18/2017
Holmes County State Escapee Sought and Captured5/12/2017
Zero Tolerance Message Is Being Heard5/9/2017
MDOC Conducts 10th Major Shakedown5/4/2017
Escaped Pike County Inmate Being Held in Louisiana Jail4/26/2017
MDOC Looking for Escapee4/20/2017
Man Convicted in 1986 Murder of Tupelo Jogger Dies4/15/2017
Man Convicted of Rape Dies in Prison4/13/2017
MDOC Investigating Inmate Death at Parchman4/12/2017
MDOC Officers Complete Shakedown at SMCI4/11/2017
MDOC Recognizes Victims’ Rights4/6/2017
South Mississippi Prison is Latest Stop for Operation Zero Tolerance4/6/2017
Officers Search Hinds Restitution Center Under Operation Zero Tolerance3/31/2017
MDOC Conducts Sixth Shakedown This Month3/29/2017
Senate Corrections Panel Gives Hall Stamp of Approval3/23/2017
Community Center Escapee Back in Custody3/21/2017
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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Inmate Death under Investigation at Parchman12/16/2016
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
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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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