As riots rock Mississippi prisons and continue to claim lives, 16th Circuit District Attorney Scott Colom called for actions from state leadership Monday to improve Mississippi’s detention system at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast in Columbus.
In June, construction was completed on two new cells, each designed to hold only one person at a time, in the Clay County Jail.
Michelle Aldana gave birth to her first child chained to a hospital bed.
Then serving time at the Utah state prison on a drug charge, she says she labored through the difficult 2001 birth for nearly 30 hours, her ankles bleeding as the shackles on both her legs and one arm dug in. “I felt like a farm animal,” she says.
The first night B.R. Hawkins introduced dogs to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, it was chaos.
Mississippi lawmakers say they could consider programs aimed at helping former inmates establish productive lives as they leave prison.
A new survey provided to The Associated Press suggests that the number of Mississippi inmates jailed for short periods may be declining, but that those in jail for longer is holding steady.
Two inmates who escaped from Noxubee County Transitional Center in Macon Sunday night have been taken into custody again.
Mississippi’s corrections commissioner is asking the FBI and state Department of Public Safety to examine recent inmate deaths.
Omar Beard has been in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center since March 2012.
A dozen inmates escaped from an Alabama jail by using peanut butter to change the numbers above a door and trick a new employee into opening another door that led outside, a sheriff said Monday.