31, Mar 2015 - Jackson, MS MDOC task force seeks public input
A group that's reviewing the Mississippi prison system will hold three meetings to take public comments. Gov. Phil Bryant appointed the group in November after former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and businessman Cecil McCrory were indicted on federal corruption charges tied to prison contracts. The two men have pleaded not guilty and await trial in April. Marshall Fisher became ...
12, Oct 2014 - Marshall, MS Lawyers seek class status for Miss. prison lawsuit
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Lawyers suing the state over conditions at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility near Meridian have asked a federal judge to certify them to represent all inmates there. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center already represent a number of individual ...
08, Oct 2014 - Marshall, MS Two Bidders Seek Private Prison Contract
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections say two companies are bidding to manage East Mississippi Correctional Facility and three other privately operated prisons.