JACKSON– Slightly more than 200 individuals in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections were moved from the Gulf Coast today in response efforts ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon.
The department evacuated individuals from the Harrison County Community Work Center, the Pascagoula Restitution Center, and the Harrison County Jail to other MDOC facilities.
“All movement was made without incidents,” Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said. “I thank all of our dedicated staff for a job well done. The department will continue to monitor the weather and assess any further need for movement or relocation of its population."