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  1. MS Dept. of Corrections announces lift of statewide lockdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... te Penitentiary at Parchman (MSP), East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF), South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) and Wilkinson County Correctional Facility (WCCF).

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  2. Prison inmate's death investigated as homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | Sunherald.com

    The death of an inmate at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County is being investigated as a homicide, officials said.

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  3. Mississippi starts stress-reduction rooms for prison workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 | Greenwich Citizen

    ... Robert Reeves of Leakesville, who retired two years ago after working 16 years at South Mississippi Correctional Institution, referred to the relaxation spaces as "crying rooms." "I think it's about the biggest waste of money the state could do," ...

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  4. First ever meeting reveals severe staff shortages at south Mississippi prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    For the first time ever, a citizens advisory committee went inside the walls of the South Mississippi Correctional Institution for a meeting with new prison superintendent Joe Errington. Superintendent Errington talked about new security measures in place at the prison. 1 comment

  5. MDOC announces 2 new changes to improve prison systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... will be sent out during emergencies. The system is being set up at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville. The mass alert system will include Code Red and Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to notify Greene ...

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  6. Governor suggests wrongdoing in MDOC after summer of issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    In July 2018, two-time murder Michael Floyd Wilson escaped from the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville. In August, 16 inmates died while in MDOC custody.

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  7. Mississippi leaders weigh in on MDOC issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    In July 2018, two-time murder Michael Floyd Wilson escaped from the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville. In August, 16 inmates died while in MDOC custody.

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  8. FBI asked to examine Mississippi prisoner deaths: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... st of transparency, the story noted. On Thursday, Earl King Davis, who was at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, died at a Vicksburg hospital, the station reported. His death was the 15th in August, the story said.

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  9. MDOC inmate dies, bringing total to 15 for AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... p.m. on Thursday at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. Davis was serving 20 years at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville after being sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter in September 2008 and 10 more years for aggravated assault ...

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  10. 12 Mississippi inmates die in custody this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | KVEW-TV Kennewick

    ... of deaths began August 2 when 57-year-old murder convict Albert McGee died at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, according to the DOC. Two more prisoners died August 4 and another two inmates died August 5. The latest death ...

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  11. Top officer replaced at troubled south Mississippi prisonRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    The top officer of a Mississippi prison has been replaced, weeks after a convicted murderer escaped and days after an inmate's mother said her son was set on fire by another prisoner. Jacquelyn Banks was removed Monday as superintendent of South Mississippi Correctional Institution near Leakesville, and Deputy Warden Joe Errington was appointed interim superintendent, said Grace Simmons Fisher, spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections.

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  12. Warden replaced at Miss. prison where murderer escapedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | NOLA.com

    The red pin shows the location of Leakesville, Miss., where the warden has been replaced at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. . Deputy Warden Joe Errington has been appointed acting superintendent of the facility, north of Pascagoula, effective Monday, the story said.

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  13. Joe Errington is the new superintendent at SMCI. Source: MDOC TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    ... in 1989. Corrections Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall today announces a new leader at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville. SMCI Deputy Warden Joe Errington has been appointed acting superintendent effective today. He has spent his ...

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  14. Coast mom says her son was set on fire in prison. She wants answers.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | Sunherald.com

    Tony Howard of Moss Point is serving time in prison on a manslaughter conviction - but that doesn't give anyone the right to throw gasoline on him and set him on fire, his mother said. An inmate serving a life prison sentence severely burned Howard on Aug. 3 at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, said his mother, Linda Howard.

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  15. South MS parents whose son was burned in jail say facility is run by inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... at a letter from their son Tony Howard, Jr., an inmate who is serving time at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville for manslaughter. On Sunday, August 5, the Howard's say they heard a rumor that their son was burned on ...

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  16. Mississippi prison officials say 5 inmate deaths unrelatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | WLBT-TV Jackson

    The Mississippi Department of Corrections said Monday that three inmates have died since Thursday at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville. Fifty-seven-year-old Albert McGee died Thursday while serving a life sentence for a murder in Jackson County.

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  17. Mississippi prison officials say 5 inmate deaths unrelatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | The Hastings Tribune

    The Mississippi Department of Corrections said Monday that three inmates have died since Thursday at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville.

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  18. Mississippi inmate once on FBI's Most Wanted list diesRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    TV reports 62-year-old James Dyess was serving life at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution for two counts of capital murder and other crimes. Dyess died Monday at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg.

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  19. Mississippi inmate once on FBIa s Most Wanted list diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    James Dyess, 62, was serving life at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution for two counts of capital murder and other crimes. Dyess died Monday at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg.

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  20. Mississippi prison system: Short staffing affects safetyRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... has asked the attorney general to investigate Michael F. Wilson's escape from South Mississippi Correctional Institution. DeBar said he thinks the corrections department "may not conduct a fair and impartial review" and may not release findings to ...

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