Mississippi  Department of  Corrections

Marshall L. Fisher

Phil Bryant









The Regimented Inmate Discipline (RID) program is an intensive paramilitary program designed to rehabilitate offenders in a short period of time.  The RID program concentrates on many aspects of confinement, to include, but not limited to: discipline therapy, work detail, adult basic education, discipleship study, group counseling, alcohol and drug, and pre-release.

 RID programs are currently at the following locations: 

  • Flowood Satellite Facility
  • South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville
  • Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in Walnut Grove

Offenders are sentenced to the RID program through the Earned Probation statute (MCA 47-7-47) which allows circuit court judges to sentence offenders to earned probation under the supervision of MDOC.   

Offenders ineligible for the RID program include: 

  • Offenders with a history of  a psychiatric disorder
  • Offenders who are mentally retarded
  • Offenders charged with sexual offenses
  • Offenders with extensive juvenile histories
  • Offenders with substantial health problems

Once an offender is sentenced to the RID program, the offender undergoes psychological assessments and a complete physical examination. If an offender fails the physical and mental examinations, then the offender is reclassified and placed in general population.  Consisting of four phases, the RID program lasts 180 days.  RID participants are assigned to the six-month RID program by gender and jurisdiction.   All female offenders participate in the RID program at the Flowood Satellite Facility. 

For additional information, send an e-mail to the appropriate e-mail addresses listed for each facility:

          Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility - adodd@mdoc.state.ms.us

          Flowood Satellite Facility (female only) lcole@mdoc.state.ms.us

         South Mississippi Correctional Institution - rhancock@mdoc.state.ms.us