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The mission of the Mississippi Department of Corrections is to enhance public safety by providing secure facilities and effective post-release supervision for offenders and ensuring a safe and professional work environment for staff while bringing accountability, innovation, and fiscal responsibility to the citizens of Mississippi.


The support and safety of the public is of paramount importance and fundamental to the success of the agency’s mission. Recognizing that people make an organization, the Mississippi Department of Corrections values and is committed to the professional development and well-being of each employee.​


To actively address reducing recidivism and meet offenders’ reintegration needs through re-entry, rehabilitation, and support programs, thereby decreasing future victimization.

Core Values

 Integrity in the behavior, actions and decisions of our employees.


 Fairness in the treatment of employees, offenders and our dealings with the public.
 Dependability in doing those things that are necessary to fulfill our mission.
 Respect in our relationships with each other and those we serve.
 Competence in the performance of our duties and responsibilities.
 Openness in all of our communication.​​​