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Mississippi Corrections group aids in Louisiana Ida recovery10/5/2021
MDOC escapee captured in Ohio9/14/2021
New leader named at South Mississippi Prison8/16/2021
MDOC freezes visitation at prisons7/27/2021
Oversight Task Force holds first meeting toward next session6/11/2021
MDOC officer arrested in ongoing investigations6/10/2021
Ruth Graham to lead study for seminary inmates5/17/2021
Inmates complete college, high school equivalency courses5/12/2021
MDOC names Marc McClure as head of state's largest prison4/14/2021
King announced as MDOC Director of Private, Regional Prisons4/14/2021
Violence down in Mississippi prisons3/24/2021
Mississippi among first to mass vaccinate prisoners3/19/2021
MDOC keeping the heat on2/19/2021
MDOC Commissioner update on prison facilities in winter storm2/17/2021
Sanitation efforts making Mississippi prisons among safest for COVID-191/20/2021
Seminary program launched for women at Central MS prison1/15/2021
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MDOC turns contraband tobacco into community and inmate help12/23/2020
MDOC Commissioner responds to state audit12/18/2020
Electronic leg bracelet leads police to prison contraband smugglers12/15/2020
COVID-19 Retesting at South Mississippi Prison12/11/2020
Contraband intercepted at South Mississippi Prison12/8/2020
More COVID-19 testing planned at SMCI11/24/2020
COVID outbreak identified at Marshall County Correctional Facility11/13/2020
MDOC employee wins 2020 Excellence in State Government Award11/5/2020
Contraband Raid at Parchman Nets Drugs, Phones, Liquor11/3/2020
No outbreak of COVID-19 in Mississippi prisons; among safest in U.S.10/29/2020
$69,000 of illegal funds seized from inmates10/22/2020
Commissioner tightens security at Parchman Prison, promotes recruiting, better training10/14/2020
Commissioner Cain probes inmate education with community colleges10/8/2020
Prison supervisor arrested at SMCI9/28/2020
Criminal justice reform committee discusses inmate re-entry options9/22/2020
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
MDOC ramps up hiring8/18/2020
Commissioner Cain Announces New Leaders at 2 State Prisons8/3/2020
Investigation Continues into Parchman Escape7/8/2020
Up to $2500 Reward Offered for Parchman Escapee7/6/2020
MDOC Searching for Parchman Escapee7/5/2020
Limited PandP Office Visits Begin in July6/30/2020
MDOC's Latest COVID-19 Response5/29/2020
No Contact Reporting to Continue in May4/30/2020
Inmates Working with MPIC Fight Against COVID-194/29/2020
MDOC COVID-19 Update4/27/2020
MDOC Update on Its COVID-19 Response4/16/2020
MDOC Investigates Escape at Parchman4/16/2020
MDOC Confirms One COVID-19 Case4/13/2020
People on Supervision to Report by Phone4/1/2020
Age for MDOC Correctional Officer Lowered to 194/1/2020
MDOC Adjusts COVID-19 Prevention Response for Community Supervision3/20/2020
Two State Escapees Captured, Face Charges3/18/2020
Two State Inmates Escape Wilkinson County CWC 3/17/2020
State Phone Provider Offering Free Calls to Inmates3/16/2020
Inmate Transfers Suspended in Response to Coronavirus3/13/2020
MDOC Takes Preventative Steps Against Coronavirus Exposure3/12/2020
Inmate Escapes Harrison County Community Work Center3/4/2020
Escapee Back in Prison3/4/2020
Housing Needs Pending for Remaining Unit 29 Inmates1/13/2020
MDOC No. 2 Official Announces His Retirement1/13/2020
MSP and Bolivar CRCF Affected by Severe Weather1/12/2020
Lockdown Lifted for all Prisons, Except MSP1/10/2020
CoreCivic Inc. Contracted to House Parchman Inmates1/9/2020
Update: Lockdown Lifted for 11 Regionals1/7/2020
Two Parchman Escapees Now in Custody1/6/2020
Escaped Inmate Remains at Large1/5/2020
Two Inmates Missing at Parchman Prison1/4/2020
Latest Update on Lockdown1/3/2020
MDOC Issues Statement on Lockdown1/2/2020
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MDOC Commissioner Hall Announces Resignation12/31/2019
Bicycle Donations Planned at State Prisons12/13/2019
MDOC Regarding Next Step on State Inmate Housing at ICRCF12/5/2019
Commercial Driving Class Trains for Future Jobs11/12/2019
Lincoln County Work Detail Escapee in Custody11/7/2019
Escapee from Work Detail in Lincoln County11/4/2019
$1 Million Grant Awarded to Expand Re-entry Services10/29/2019
Corrections Veteran Named Statewide Re-entry Coordinator10/24/2019
Help MDOC Find State Inmate10/21/2019
MDOC Hosting Job Fair at Pearl Public Library10/18/2019
Murder Suspect Not Mistakenly Released from Custody10/16/2019
MDOC Recruiting at Mississippi State Fair10/2/2019
Investigation at Pike County CWC Leads to Arrest 10/1/2019
Storybook Recordings Keep Families Connected9/27/2019
Commissioner Hall on Latest Cellphone Jamming Test9/26/2019
Mock Escape Exercise Conducted at SMCI9/25/2019
Second Year MCCF Packs Meals for Malnourished Children9/9/2019
Correctional Officer Trainee Charged9/4/2019
Commissioner Hall Continues Push for Adequate Pay8/30/2019
MDOC Places New Recruiter in Job Market8/8/2019
Escaped State Inmate Captured in Perry County7/24/2019
Help MDOC Find Escapee in South Mississippi7/23/2019
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables on Prison Menu7/22/2019
Lockdown Lifted7/11/2019
Both State Escaped Inmates Now in Custody7/10/2019
Teamwork Cited as Difference Maker in Escapees' Capture7/10/2019
Search Continues Statewide for 2 Escapees 7/9/2019
MDOC Urges Residents to Remain On Alert7/8/2019
Parchman Escapee in Custody7/7/2019
Rewards Up to $12,500 Offered for 3 Escapees7/6/2019
Help MDOC Find Parchman Escapee7/5/2019
Three Escapees Wanted7/5/2019
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