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Prisons in Mississippi

Mississippi State Department of Corrections 723 North President St. Jackson, MS 39202 Phone: 1.601.359.5600 Website

    Central Mississippi Correctional Facility

    Mississippi State Penitentiary (formerly Parchman Farm)

    South Mississippi Correctional Institution

    Delta Correctional Facility

    East Mississippi Correctional Facility

    Marshall County Correctional Facility

    Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility

    Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility

    Wilkinson County Correctional Center

    Bolivar County Correctional Facility

    Carroll-Montgomery County

    George-Greene County

    Holmes-Humphreys County

    Issaquena County Correctional Facility

    Jefferson-Franklin County

    Kemper-Neshoba County

    Leake County Correctional Facility

    Marion-Walthall County

    Stone County Correctional Facility

    Winston-Choctaw County

Related Prisons News in Mississippi

DOJ To Investigate Mississippi Prisons After Spate Of Inmate Deaths
February 6, 20205:01 AM ET
After a string of inmate deaths in Mississippi that began late last year, the Justice Department announced Wednesday that it is opening a civil rights probe into the state's penitentiary system.


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A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Prisons are conventionally institutions, which form part of the criminal justice system of a country, such that imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime.

In popular parlance of many countries, the term jail is considered synonymous with prison, although legally these are often distinct institutions: typically jails are intended to hold persons awaiting trials or serving sentences of less than one year, whereas prisons host prisoners serving longer sentences.

A criminal suspect who has been charged with or is likely to be charged with a criminal offense may be held on remand in prison if he or she is denied, refused or unable to meet conditions of bail, or is unable to post bail. This may also occur where the court determines that the suspect is at risk of absconding before the trial, or is otherwise a risk to society. A criminal defendant may also be held in prison while awaiting trial or a trial verdict. If found guilty, a defendant will be convicted and may receive a custodial sentence requiring imprisonment.

Prisons may also be used as a tool of political repression to detain political prisoners, prisoners of conscience, and "enemies of the state", particularly by authoritarian regimes. In times of war or conflict, prisoners of war may also be detained in prisons. A prison system is the organizational arrangement of the provision and operation of prisons, and depending on their nature, may invoke a corrections system. Although people have been imprisoned throughout history, they have also regularly been able to perform prison escapes. Source: Wikipedia

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