Father’s filing says prison employees did not try to stop the beating or offer medical assistance
Department of Corrections data provide fresh insight into a recent rash of deaths at state correctional facilities
Protesters call for prison reforms amid recent violence in Mississippi prisons that’s left at least 10 dead since Dec. 29
Conditions have worsened for Parchman’s death row inmates, who are not linked to recent incidents reported elsewhere in Unit 29. However, they remain on lockdown with the rest of the prison and their attorneys say they’re being denied food, water, medication and other rights
State officials say conditions have improved at facility near Meridian that’s involved in a lawsuit over conditions.
Richard Beasley, 55, was pronounced dead at 5:55 a.m. on Aug. 31
The Greene County coroner confirmed that a male inmate housed at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville died on August 30
Gov. Phil Bryant and state prison officials have vowed to investigate the recent spike in deaths
State Sen. Juan Barnett, who was 20 when his father was killed, is now working to shorten the sentences of many Mississippi inmates.
Prisoners and guards face danger from chronic understaffing by the Marshall County Correctional Facility in rural Mississippi.
As COVID-19 numbers soar, family members say Mississippi prison officials are not being transparent about how they’re ensuring the safety of prisoners.
As Mississippi becomes one of the world’s worst COVID-19 hotspots, the decision to reopen schools is being questioned as school outbreaks are reported.
A high profile prison reform group is urging Mississippi lawmakers to override Gov. Tate Reeves’ veto of a criminal justice bill that would have made thousands of inmates eligible for parole, though it’s unclear whether lawmakers have the votes to do so.
Burl Cain, the controversial former Angola warden, says he plans to bring faith-based rehabilitation programs to Mississippi’s prisons.
Gov. Tate Reeves appointed Burl Cain, the longtime warden of the Angola State Prison who resigned in 2015, to oversee Mississippi’s prison system.