Mississippi  Department of  Corrections

Marshall L. Fisher

Phil Bryant






Freedom of Information Requests


Freedom of Information Requests

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Communications Division receives requests for information that is available to the public under the State of Mississippi Open Records laws and MDOC policy and standard operating procedures.  The MDOC Communications Division responds to freedom of information requests within fourteen (14) working days of the date the request is received.  

In many cases the information requested can be provided the same date the request is made.  However, there are requests that involve research that can take longer to complete.


When making a request for information please provide the following:

1.      Name

2.      Address

3.      Telephone Number

4.      Nature of request: media request, legal request, student or teacher research request, offender family request, etc.

5.  Detailed description of the information seeking to obtain.  If inquiring about a specific offender, please provide name, date-of-birth, and social security number or MDOC number (if possible).