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Mission, Vision, Core Values


The Mission of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) is to enhance public safety by providing safe and secure facilities, effective supervision, and rehabilitative services that transform lives.​


The Vision of the MDOC is to be a professional organization that is honorable, innovative, and fiscally responsible.

Core Values

MDOC employees serve as positive role models and conduct themselves professionally through fair, honest, and ethical behavior.

MDOC employees accept responsibility at all levels for decisions, actions, and consequences.

MDOC employees perform their duties in a just manner free of discrimination and favoritism.

MDOC employees possess the skill, knowledge, qualification, and capacity to perform their duties effectively.

MDOC employees promote and demonstrate uncompromising moral conduct, behavior, and actions in all of our decisions.


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