Any other Christmas, 19-year-old Garrett Taylor would be at his parents’ home in Columbus.
Mississippi could improve public safety by investing in programs that help people get their lives on track as they leave prison, state Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher said Monday.
Lowndes County is partnering with a Jackson company to lower jail inmate medical costs.
Twice a month, Shirley Ross drives two hours from her home in Maben to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County to visit her little sister who is serving time for a drug conviction.
The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century.
One of the largest American botulism outbreaks in decades is being blamed on inmate-brewed alcohol that sent 17 federal prisoners to hospitals in the past week.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections has changed policies for state prisoners which could affect local jails in counties around the state.
Budget problems are forcing the Mississippi Department of Corrections to cut the state inmate population at county regional jails.
While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the U.S. inmate population, according to a new analysis of 45 years of jail statistics.