Inmate

47-year-old inmate convicted of manslaughter dies in Jackson

JACKSON, MISS. (WCBI) – An inmate convicted of manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon dies in prison. Mississippi Department of Corrections says 47-year-old Krysta Lesherri Chewe died Sunday at Merit Health Central in Jackson. MDOC says Chewe had already been hospitalized there once this year. Chewe was sentenced in December of […]

Autopsies set after 2 central Mississippi inmates die

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says autopsies have been set for two inmates who died in custody in the last week. Albert Smith, a 69-year-old inmate at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County, was…

2 inmates die after falling ill at Mississippi prisons

JACKSON, Miss. (WXXV) — An inmate housed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman died at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville early Monday morning. Darryl J. Swanier, 58, was serving life sentences for two separate capital murder convictions…

BREAKING: Jackson County Inmate Missing

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is searching for an inmate worker who walked away from the courthouse where he was assigned work. Forty-one year-old Donald Matheny of Pascagoula was discovered missing this morning when deputies noticed none of his duties had…

The Fight For Photos At Inmate Visits

Mississippi Prisons do not allow photos to be taken during an inmate's visitation hours and one local woman is trying to change that. A Photoshop picture is the closest thing to picayune resident Jennifer Bynum’s has to a real photograph…

Inmates Escape Harrison County Work Center

A search is on for two inmates who escaped the Harrison County Community Work Center in Gulfport early Sunday morning. 21 year-old Zachary Savoie and 33 year old Joshua Walton were reported missing around 3 a.m. Zachary Savoie is serving…