25, Oct 2014 - Marshall, MS Bank robbers sentenced in case of 8 armed heists
Two bank robbers have been sentenced to in prison for using stolen vehicles in armed holdups at eight banks -- six in South Mississippi and one each in south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
22, Oct 2014 - Jones, MS BREAKING: MDOC officer arrested for contraband
A correctional officer at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville is now behind bars for allegedly bringing contraband into the facility.Sherrika Bennet, 36, turned herself in to U.S. Marshalls this morning in connection with the crime. According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections office of communications, Bennet has been employed since Sept. 16, 2013 as a ...
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.