Statewide jail system is on lockdown after “incident” according to MDOC

Every correctional facility in the entire state operated by the MDOC is in lockdown except for two according to a release from the MDOC. They did not elaborate on the incident.

From the MDOC:

LOCKDOWN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Visitation, commissary, and outside recreation at all state-run and privately managed institutions in the Mississippi Department of Corrections system and regional jails, except for two areas, are canceled until further notice pending investigation of a statewide incident.

The female population at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) and Washington County Regional Correctional Facility is not affected by the restricted movement.

Lockdowns are necessary for the safety and security of staff and inmates. Preventing harm to staff and inmates outweighs the temporary loss of privileges for individual inmates.

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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