Central Mississippi Correctional Facility(CMCF)
was established in 1986 and constructed in Rankin County,
MS. CMCF is located on 171 acres and includes thirteen
housing units with a capacity of 3,665 beds. Offenders
sentenced to the Mississippi Department of Corrections are
brought to CMCF where they are processed through the
Receiving and Classification unit. Each offender is
thoroughly screened and tested for STD, HIV, and other
medical conditions, provided a psychiatric evaluation and
questioned regarding their educational level. The
results of these tests, along with the offender’s conviction
and institutional behavior, help establish the
classification of each inmate.
Of the three state prisons,
CMCF is the only facility to house female inmates. CMCF
houses females classified to all custody levels, including minimum and medium security, Close custody
and death row. All female offenders
sentenced to death are housed at CMCF.
The prison also houses minimum
and medium custody male offenders, as well as some maximum
custody offenders (Close custody).
All male offenders sentenced to death are housed at the
Mississippi State Penitentiary.
is a very diverse area with an inmate capacity of 2125
offenders. A majority of CMCF work program offenders are
housed and classified from
Area I. Area I houses Female Death Row offenders as well as
a Male and Female Maximum security offenders. Area I also
oversees the security operations of two medical clinics and
a Special Management Unit for female suicide precaution
offenders. The Vocational School program and the Alcohol and
Drug program are also components of Area I. The Cosmetology
and ABE programs continues to be rated high among state
programs. It is because of these programs and other
vocational classes that offenders are able to gain
certification in specialized area(s). Area I also has a full-service hair
salon open for the female offenders called The Hair Zone.
CMCF II - 720 is a special
needs facility for male offenders who have medical or
physical conditions that require special treatment. CMCF II
was the first state facility to achieve American
Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation.
CMCF inmates provided more than
hours of free inmate labor at the end of October 2013
to adjacent municipalities and counties, as well as
assisting other state agencies.
There are approximately 645 employees at CMCF.
CMCF is divided
into three areas:
CMCF I-A, B, F & G BUILDING, WMN, MAX,
Reception & Classification, Administrative Segregation,
Men’s Buildings F & G And Administrative Segregation,
Women’s Unit Max Cells,
Mens Building A & B
A Building, B Building and C
Support and Special Operations
Brian Ladner, Deputy Warden
Transportation, Training, Central Kitchen, Mobile Work Crew,
Post Office, CMMC Holding Tank, ERT, K-9
Roving Unit Gates I & II, A Building, B Building and C
Building, Max Cells
CMCF IA - Bldg C
YOU UNIT( Youthful Offender Unit)
Programs offered at CMCF include:
Alcohol & Drug
Adult Basic Education
Inmate Legal Assistance
Mississippi Prison Industries (MPIC)
operates a print shop at CMCF that employs 25 male
inmates. They also operate a furniture and service shop that
employs 7 female inmates. MPIC employs a total of 32
inmates monthly. During the month of October 2013, MPIC utilized
approximately 6,720 man-hours at these shops.
is the mission of the Mississippi State Penitentiary to
provide public safety by maintaining the confinement of
offenders within a safe, secure humane and cost-effective
environment, while providing meaningful work and other
self-improvement opportunities to assist them in becoming
productive law abiding citizens upon their release.
MSP was accredited by the American Correctional Association
(ACA) in 2003 and re-accredited
in January 2012, National Commission Correctional Health
Care in 2005 and re-accredited
The Mississippi State
Penitentiary (MSP) is the state’s oldest Institution,
opening in 1901. It is located on approximately 18,000 acres
at Parchman, Mississippi in Sunflower County. MSP has a
capacity of approximately 4,648 beds, which consist of
fifty-eight support buildings and seven (7) different
housing units, ranging in size from fifty-six beds at Unit
42 (Hospital) to 1,521 beds at Unit 29, (Unit 29 is MSP
primary farming support unit).
MSP house all male offenders who are classified as
Protective Custody, Administrative Segregation and Cell
Telephone Management, Administrative Long-Term Segregation,
and Death Row. MSP custody levels consist of minimum,
medium, and close.
All male Death Row offenders
are housed at MSP, Unit 29, and all female offenders
sentenced to Death are housed at Central Mississippi
Correctional Facility in Rankin County.
offenders provides more than 100,000 hours of free offender
labor each year to adjacent municipalities and counties, as
well as assisting other state agencies.
871 (filled/vacant security and non-security)
employees at MSP.
MSP is divided
into three (3) separate areas:
WARDENS, DEPUTY WARDENS
& ASSOCIATE WARDENS
*Ronald King, Warden
Unit 29, (Division One
house MPIC workers, Faith Based Initiative (FBI), Field
Operation workers) & (Division Two house, High Risk
Initiative Program, Cellular Telephone Management Unit,
Administrative Long-Term Segregation, Protective Custody,
Transit Offenders, Death Row, and Administrative
*Sonja Stanciel, Deputy
Unit 25 Pre-Release &
Processing, Unit 26 Agriculture, MPIC, Processing &
Institution Workers, Unit 28 MPIC & Processing Unit 30 Drug
& Alcohol Programs & Vocational School, Unit 31 Disability
Offenders and Unit 42 hospital for all MDOC offenders.
*Lee R. Simon, Deputy
Emergency Operation Center, Training, Visitation, Post
Office, Central Laundry, Front Vocational School & MPIC.
The majority of
the farming activity involving Agricultural Enterprises takes place
During FY 2012, inmates worked a total of 600,000 hours in
the agricultural program.
Offenders planted approximately 1,313 acres of vegetables, 100
acres of rice, 3,245 acres of soybeans, 566 acres of wheat and
498 acres of
During FY 2012, 75,000 offender man-days were expended.
During FY 2012, 4,184 pounds of vegetables were harvested
($1,353,013 cash value).
There were 476,804 dozen eggs produced ($483,331 cash
Study and Tutorial Programs
Alcohol & Drug
Auto Body & Fender
Communications Systems Installer
Heating, Air Conditioning &
Prison Industries operates a work program at the MSP and
utilizes more than 296,400 offenders man-hours in its
fabrication, and wood working shops. On a monthly
average, 190 offenders work in these shops.
MSP Welcome Center
provides tours to the general public on a weekly basis
Effective July 1,
2012, all MDOC facilities and grounds including
Mississippi State Penitentiary became tobacco free. The
use or possession of tobacco (cigarettes, loose tobacco,
cigar, snuff, chewing tobacco and any preparation of
tobacco, (tobacco substitutes), smoking paraphernalia
(matches, lighter, cigarette papers), and packaging
material (snuff or cigarette containers) is prohibited.
These items are considered and will no longer be
permitted by inmates, staff or visitors. Any possession
of these items will result in appropriate administrative
27, 2012, MDOC no longer provide Family Visitation
offered for married offenders and their immediate family
Effective February 1, 2014, MDOC no longer provides
Conjugal Visitation between legally married offenders
and their spouses.
health care is contracted through Wexford Health Sources
Incorporation which provides medical services
twenty-four hours a day. Wexford staff and MSP Hospital
is full service licensed.
food is contracted through Valley Food Services which
provides three meals a day.
executions are carried out at Mississippi State
Penitentiary at Unit 17 by Lethal Injection.
The agency was
renamed as Mississippi Department of Corrections on July
To provide and promote
public safety through efficient and effective offender
custody, care, control and treatment consistent with sound
correctional principles and constitutional practices.
The South Mississippi
Correctional Institution (SMCI) was established in 1989. It
is the state’s newest state prison and the first prison in
the state to receive accreditation from the American
Correctional Association. SMCI was also the first
state prison in Mississippi to be accredited by the National
Commission on Correctional Health Care. SMCI is
located on 360 acres at Leakesville, MS in Greene County.
There are 16 housing units at SMCI with a capacity of 3,282
SMCI houses male offenders who
minimum, medium and
close custody levels as well as
protective custody and long term segregation.
SMCI is the only state
institution with a para-military “Boot Camp Program”.
The Regimented Inmate Discipline Program seeks to divert
offenders from criminal behavior and instill a work ethic by
incorporating a variety of rehabilitative and treatment
elements as well as community service work projects.
The foundation for the RID Program is based on the premise
of instilling discipline, respect for authority, and
self-esteem through a tough, structured “boot camp”
The RID Program consists of
four phases lasting approximately five weeks each.
There are eight treatment program components offered; five
are mandatory and three optional. The mandatory
components are: Discipline Therapy, Psychological
Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Pre Release
Counseling, and Aftercare Strategies. Adult Basic
Education, Discipleship Study, and Community Service Work
Projects are optional treatment components offered.
SMCI inmates provided more than
hours of free inmate labor during
2012 to adjacent
municipalities and counties, as well as assisting other
SMCI has 25 acres of blueberry plants. During the 2012
harvest season a total of 57,693 pounds of blueberries were
harvested with an income of $79,594.21. Inmate labor is
utilized in the harvesting of the blueberries.
There are approximately 515
full time employees and positions available for part time
employees at SMCI.
SMCI is divided into
Seabrook, Deputy Warden
Lockdown (Unit 7-A Zone Protective Custody, Unit 7-B
Zone High Risk Incentive Tier),
Bldg. 8 Close Custody,
Bldg. 9, 10, 11, 12
is GP, Vo Tech, Law Library, MPIC, Academic
School. Area III includes A&D Program and
Regimented Inmate Discipline.
Hubert Davis, Warden
Sims, Deputy Warden
Cellular Telephone Management Unit (Bldg.A-1), Close
Custody (Bldg. A-2), Buildings
B, C, D, E, Lockdown, Law Library, South Mississippi
Joe Errington Deputy Warden
Security, Emergency Response Team, K-9 Unit,
Common Labor, Transportation, Central Kitchen, Post
Recreation Departments, Armory, Security and Escort
Programs offered include:
Adult Basic Education
Alcohol & Drug
Inmate Legal Assistance
The SMCI Educational Department
offers both Adult Basic Educational and General Education
Development Classes providing students access to a full-time
SMCI provides a Short Term (twelve (12) weeks) and a Long
Term (six (6) months) Alcohol and Drug Program providing
individual and group counseling to offenders for the
treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. The offenders
participate in educational and skills building classes and
groups which include the following: alcohol and drug
education, relapse prevention, coping skills, life
skills/re-entry and post release, interview skills, anger
and stress management, depression management, anxiety
management, communication, and relationship skills. After
successful completion, offenders are awarded a certificate
of completion and are processed out according to sentencing
orders. Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services are also
provided for Community Work Center offenders who violate by
using drugs or alcohol and for offenders in SMCI
Administrative Segregation and Protective Custody Units.
The SMCI Chaplains Department
is primarily responsible for all religious activities that
occur at the Institution. Some of the activities
include regularly scheduled religious programs including
Christian Worship Services, weekly Jumah Prayer Service,
Communion Services, and Mass. Many Bible classes are
offered whereby the inmates may study together and learn the
principles of the Word of God. The inmates in Area I
enjoy meeting in the beautiful new Chapel facility built by
inmate labor and monies donated by individuals outside of
the institution. In addition, the department has a
pastoral and crisis ministry which includes spiritual
guidance counseling during a crisis or grieving period, as
well as marriage counseling and coordination of the marriage
process of those incarcerated. This department is also
responsible for interviewing, training, and supervision of
The SMCI Vocational Technical
Department offers five vocational education programs that
will enable offenders to become productive citizens upon
their release from this facility. These programs are
Auto Body, Auto Mechanics, Electrical, Plumbing and
Pipefitting, and Welding. Program length for each
program begins at approximately 1300 hours to 2650 hours.
GED classes and tutoring have been added as night classes.
Mississippi Prison Industries
Corporation (MPIC) provides realistic work experience to
adult offenders residing at SMCI by providing employment
skills to manufacture their own clothing and clothing for
other state agencies, resulting in a substantial revenue
savings for the state. MPIC focuses on commitment to
production of quality garments and meeting the customers'
needs. Items manufactured include work shirts,
T-shirts, thermal underwear, gym shorts, BDU pants and BDU
jackets. Officer uniform shirts are also produced for
the State of Mississippi and other agencies.
SMCI, through its contracted healthcare vendor, Wexford
Health Sources, Inc., provides a full range of onsite
medical services to the MDOC Offenders housed at SMCI and
the Regional Facilities in the Southern Region of
Mississippi. These onsite services include, but are not
limited to, emergency care, infirmary care, dental,
optometry, clinical, and pharmaceutical services. In
additional, when deemed necessary and appropriate by the
onsite Medical Director in conjunction with the MDOC Office
of Medical Compliance, specialty care services are available
through a network of off-site contracted hospitals, and
specialty care providers.
Effective July 1, 2012, all MDOC facilities and grounds
including South Mississippi Correctional Institution
became tobacco free. The use or possession of tobacco
(cigarettes, loose tobacco, cigar, snuff, chewing tobacco,
and any preparation of tobacco, (tobacco substitutes),
smoking paraphernalia (matches, lighter, cigarette papers),
and packaging material (snuff or cigarette containers) is
prohibited. These items are considered contraband and will
no longer be permitted by inmates, staff or visitors. Any
possession of these items will result in appropriate