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Riots reported at multiple jails in Mississippi with multiple deaths

Riots have been reported at multiple jail systems under control of the MDOC over the last several days with multiple injuries and deaths as a result.

So far, there have been confirmed reports of riots at 3 prisons with a non-confirmed eye witness report of a 4th riot.

The three confirmed riots were at Parchman, South Mississippi and Chickasaw county. Multiple injuries and at least 2 deaths were reported there.

A fourth eye witness report of a riot at the ALcorn County Correctional facility was made, but has not been confirmed by jail officials.

The entire MDOC system remains on lockdown.

We will update as more information becomes available.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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