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Two corrections officers who worked at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility got into an altercation in the parking lot, leading to one officer firing a gun
Sheriff Tyree Jones said the jail now has fewer than 400 people being held in other pods, which should alleviate some concerns about short staffing and help ensure public safety
Lt. Michael Boutte of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department was shot in the face and head on Feb. 1, 2021, while responding to a call about a suicide threat
Currently, Mississippi has the highest imprisonment rate; The report states this is a key reason the state also has the nation’s lowest labor force participation rate
Corey Harrison and three other inmates escaped from the Raymond Detention Center on April 22
Casey Grayson is the third escaped prisoner to be found in a multi-agency hunt
Jerry Raynes was apprehended days after he and three other inmates escaped from the Raymond Detention Center
Sheriff: “He inflicted that kind of terror after escaping from jail, killing people and shooting law enforcement. But that guy won’t be killing anyone else”
The Tactical Games were created to provide a platform to test the skills and readiness of tactical athletes of all backgrounds
The two-time escapee committed aggravated robbery before stealing two cars and was taken into custody as he attempted to carjack a third car
Thomas Edwin Loden Jr., who claimed he was “deeply remorseful,” was put to death by lethal injection
Wendell M. France Sr., an experienced corrections administrator, has 120 days to draft a reform plan
The decree, which ordered the jail to improve its conditions, stemmed from a 2011 class action lawsuit
A death row inmate had sought a specialized DNA analysis in hopes it would exonerate him
A weapon was found earlier in the week after threats had been made to assault the facility’s “smallest female” CO