Division of Institutions
The Mississippi Department of
Corrections' (MDOC) Division of Institutions is responsible for protecting
public safety through the
confinement of adult felony offenders who are sentenced to prison.
While incarcerated, offenders are
offered treatment, education, and vocational programs that will assist them
in becoming a productive member of their community once released.
Deputy Commissioner Archie Longley oversees the division which
Three State Prisons
Classification & Records
MDOC's three public institutions have
all received the American Correctional Association (ACA) Accreditation. On
May 10, 2003, the Mississippi State Penitentiary (MSP) the states oldest
institution (opened 1901) was awarded accreditation by (ACA). MSP's
Accreditation culminated nearly three years of effort by MDOC to receive
this prestigious recognition by ACA. The other institutions who
received ACA accreditation are the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility
at Pearl, and South Mississippi Correctional Institution, Leakesville. Over
3,000 employees work in the Division of Institution. All of the facilities
under the Institutions Division have received ACA Accreditation.