inmates

Concerns mount for inmate civil rights

The families of some of the inmates in Mississippi prisons continue to demand answers from the federal government about civil right violations and living conditions for inmates. Yesterday, demonstrators rallied for prisoner rights outside the state capitol in Jackson. Concerns…

Education Program for Inmates in Jackson County

Some inmates in Jackson County are using their time inside to prepare them for life on the outside. Fifty-six inmates signed up for classes in the high school equivalency program since August. Inmates are pre-tested to determine their education levels.…

Bill Regarding Inmate Work Programs

Mississippi lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow judges to sentence non-violent offenders to a work detail. House Bill 916 would give a county or circuit judge the ability to sentence an offender to a joint county-state work program if…

Work Center Shuts Down Operation

The Jackson County Community Work Center in Pascagoula is shut-down. The center gave inmates the opportunity to contribute to society supplying them with limited-skill based jobs around town. In recent years the Mississippi department of corrections has changed some of…

Local Chaplain is Reaching Out to Prisoners

Many view prison as a place of punishment for people who no longer belong in society, but a local chaplain sees it as a place of opportunity to reach individuals struggling with life choices.