As of Jan. 3, at least five prisoners at three Mississippi correctional facilities were confirmed dead in disturbances at jails and prisons. These deaths come amid a series of violent disturbances reported via social media and news outlets
The Mississippi Highway Patrol and sheriff’s offices in Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Bolivar and Washington counties sent more than 100 deputies to the prison on Thursday after a violent incident broke out Thursday morning and left one inmate dead
One year after a promise of federal involvement and transparency, there are no further explanations on the causes of 16 deaths at Mississippi prisons in August 2018 and families and advocates continue to demand answers
South Mississippi Correctional Institution, known as SMCI, now has an inmate-to-correctional officer ratio of 23 to 1, far higher than that of other states or the federal prison system.
As problems and uncertainty mount at prisons around the state, some officials worry about their local economies
One death at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility brings the total number of July deaths in Mississippi prisons to seven
Officials at Management & Training Corp., which operates the Wilkinson prison in Woodville and the East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Meridian — the subject of a federal lawsuit — dispute claims about gangs running their prisons,
Private company that manages facility says that’s not accurate, but in an internal audit the warden said using gangs this way is just how Mississippi prisons operate: “It ain’t right, but it’s the truth.”
Court’s 7-2 ruling clears the way for seventh trial in 1996 slaying of four people in Winona. State’s effort “strongly suggests that the State wanted to try Flowers before a jury with as few black jurors as possible, and ideally before an all-white jury,” wrote Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
A reform group recently called for a federal investigation into prison conditions after photos circulated on social media
In 2014, Byrom almost became the first woman to be executed by Mississippi since World War II until the Mississippi Supreme Court granted her a reprieve
Attorney says Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice are investigating Hill’s death.
The law will help hold drug dealers accountable, supporters of the bill argue, but others say it would deter people from calling for help in the case of an overdose.
Lanekia Michelle Brown, 37, of Grenada died after complaining of stomach pains, her mother said
Agencies requested $764 million more than what was appropriated by the Legislature in the 2018 session