Head of Mississippi Department of Corrections resigning
JACKSON, Miss. (WXXV) — The woman in charge of Mississippi’s prison system is stepping down.
Commissioner Pelicia Hall announced her resignation Tuesday, saying she will begin a private-sector job in mid-January.
Hall is the first female corrections commissioner in Mississippi, has led the Mississippi Department of Corrections since 2017. She was chief of staff at the MDOC before Gov. Phil Bryant appointed her in March 2017.
Hall has about 20 years of legal experience in the government and private sectors.
She moved to corrections after serving as lead counsel for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and as a special assistant attorney general with the Office of the Mississippi Attorney.