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 Jerry Williams
oversees the division, which consists of:
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 state’s oldest institution (opened 1901) was
by ACA. MSP's
accreditation culminated nearly three years of effort
by MDOC to receive this prestigious recognition by ACA. The
that received ACA accreditation are the Central
Mississippi Correctional Facility at Pearl, and South
Mississippi Correctional Institution
in Leakesville. Over 3,000 employees work in the
Division of Institutions.
All of the facilities under the Institutions Division have
received ACA Accreditation.