JACKSON, MS – Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain today announced the appointment of Marc McClure as the new Superintendent of Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl. He replaces Ronald King who becomes Director of Private and Regional Facilities within the Division of Institutions.
The West Point, Mississippi, native joined MDOC in 1998, moving up in 23 years from a Special Response Team commander, Probation & Parole agent, Agent supervisor, and Community Corrections Director to now controlling Mississippi’s largest prison. CMCF currently houses 3,188 prisoners, male and female, with a bed capacity of over 4,000.
Superintendent McClure will oversee maximum and minimum security inmates, 700 staffers, and all aspects of safety, conditions, food, sanitation, recruiting, and education at CMCF. His appointment is effective immediately.
“Marc McClure has devoted his life to law enforcement, investigations, incarceration and rehabilitation,” said Commissioner Cain. “He is versed in every aspect of prison administration as well as the psychology of inmates, but most importantly he brings a compassion for prisoners and wants them to have opportunities for a better life.”
Superintendent McClure added, “I am honored and blessed to have been promoted by Commissioner Cain and my fellow directors at MDOC. I pledge all my efforts to support the Governor’s and Commissioner’s visions of making Mississippi prisons not just the safest but the most progressive in terms of real-life rehabilitation that works. Safety at CMCF will translate to safety in the whole state.”