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TitleRelease Date
collapse 2021
Two inmates die at CMCF1/12/2021
State inmate serving life dies in hospital1/7/2021
Inmate serving life sentence dies in prison1/4/2021
collapse 2020
Two inmates at different prisons die12/28/2020
MDOC turns contraband tobacco into community and inmate help12/23/2020
Inmate serving 12 years dies in Rankin County prison12/22/2020
Inmate serving life dies at prison hospital12/21/2020
State inmate dies in Greenville hospital12/19/2020
MDOC Commissioner responds to state audit12/18/2020
Inmate Dies at South Mississippi Prison12/16/2020
Electronic leg bracelet leads police to prison contraband smugglers12/15/2020
Inmate dies in prison hospital12/11/2020
COVID-19 Retesting at South Mississippi Prison12/11/2020
Contraband intercepted at South Mississippi Prison12/8/2020
Inmate dies in South Mississippi hospital12/1/2020
Inmate dies in prison hospital11/30/2020
More COVID-19 testing planned at SMCI11/24/2020
Inmate dies while serving 40 years for crimes in Hinds County11/17/2020
COVID outbreak identified at Marshall County Correctional Facility11/13/2020
Two state inmates die in separate facilities11/6/2020
MDOC employee wins 2020 Excellence in State Government Award11/5/2020
Inmate serving 25 years for murder dies in prison11/4/2020
Contraband Raid at Parchman Nets Drugs, Phones, Liquor11/3/2020
Inmate serving nine years for sex crimes dies in prison10/29/2020
No outbreak of COVID-19 in Mississippi prisons; among safest in U.S.10/29/2020
Inmate death investigated at MSP, mental health programs improve10/28/2020
Inmate dies in prison hospital10/23/2020
$69,000 of illegal funds seized from inmates10/22/2020
2 inmates housed at state prison in Rankin County die10/20/2020
2 Inmates die in separate Jackson hospitals10/17/2020
Commissioner tightens security at Parchman Prison, promotes recruiting, better training10/14/2020
Inmate convicted of manslaughter dies in prison10/12/2020
Commissioner Cain probes inmate education with community colleges10/8/2020
Inmate serving 40 years for sex crimes dies in prison10/6/2020
Homicide at Parchman prison10/5/2020
Prison supervisor arrested at SMCI9/28/2020
1 inmate dies in hospital; another to be buried at Parchman9/25/2020
Criminal justice reform committee discusses inmate re-entry options9/22/2020
Two inmates die in different locations9/22/2020
Inmate dies in prison hospital9/20/2020
Commissioner Cain removes 10 workers from Rankin County prison9/18/2020
Drone crashes into prison, lands operators in jail9/10/2020
Inmate's escape short-lived thanks to officers working together9/8/2020
Inmate serving life for a Hinds County homicide dies in prison9/8/2020
Inmate serving life sentence dies in prison9/7/2020
Inmate dies at the state prison in Rankin County9/2/2020
Inmate serving life for kidnap rape dies in prison8/31/2020
Two inmates in prison for burglary die in Jackson hospital8/25/2020
Two CMCF inmates die at Jackson hospital8/24/2020
Two inmates die in hospitals8/21/2020
Two inmates in prison die in separate hospitals8/20/2020
Inmate who died in Jackson hospital identified8/19/2020
MDOC ramps up hiring8/18/2020
Two inmates die in hospitals over the weekend8/17/2020
Inmate dies at Tallahatchie County private prison8/14/2020
Inmate serving life dies at prison hospital8/14/2020
Three state inmates die in hospitals8/8/2020
State inmate serving life dies at prison hospital8/7/2020
State Inmate Hospitalized in Greenville Dies8/5/2020
Commissioner Cain Announces New Leaders at 2 State Prisons8/3/2020
South Mississippi Inmate Death Under Investigation7/22/2020
State Inmate Dies in Tallahatchie CCF7/14/2020
Life Sentenced Inmate Dies in Greenville Hospital7/13/2020
Inmate Dies in Prison Hospital7/9/2020
Investigation Continues into Parchman Escape7/8/2020
Up to $2500 Reward Offered for Parchman Escapee7/6/2020
MDOC Searching for Parchman Escapee7/5/2020
Inmate at CMCF Dies7/1/2020
Limited PandP Office Visits Begin in July6/30/2020
State Inmate Dies Saturday at Jackson Hospital6/29/2020
State Inmate at Carroll-Montgomery County Regioinal Dies6/19/2020
Inmate Found Unresponsive at Wilkinson CCF6/15/2020
Rankin County Prison Inmate Serving 30 Years Dies6/7/2020
Inmate Dies in Jackson Hospital6/6/2020
Inmate in North Mississippi Dies6/1/2020
South Mississippi Prison Inmate Dies5/30/2020
MDOC's Latest COVID-19 Response5/29/2020
Chronically Ill Inmate Dies in Hospital5/19/2020
State Inmate Dies at Rankin County Hospital5/18/2020
No Foul Play Suspected in Inmate Death5/12/2020
Inmate Serving Life for Murder Dies in Prison5/11/2020
Inmate Serving Two Life Sentences Dies in Hospital5/4/2020
South Mississippi Inmate Serving 60 Years Dies5/2/2020
No Contact Reporting to Continue in May4/30/2020
State Inmate Dies in Jackson Hospital4/30/2020
Inmates Working with MPIC Fight Against COVID-194/29/2020
MDOC COVID-19 Update4/27/2020
Inmate Serving 15 Years Dies in Prison4/23/2020
Inmate Dies Saturday in Prison Hospital4/18/2020
MDOC Update on Its COVID-19 Response4/16/2020
MDOC Investigates Escape at Parchman4/16/2020
MDOC Confirms One COVID-19 Case4/13/2020
Inmate Serving Life Dies in Greenvillie Hospital4/11/2020
Inmate Who Died Last Week Identified4/9/2020
Inmate Serving 15 Years at CMCF Dies4/6/2020
Inmate Dies After Fight With Cellmate4/2/2020
People on Supervision to Report by Phone4/1/2020
Age for MDOC Correctional Officer Lowered to 194/1/2020
Inmate at South Mississippi Prison Dies3/31/2020
Inmate Serving Life Dies at SMCI3/22/2020
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