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About Mississippi Department of Corrections

The Mississippi Department of Corrections first started around 1789. This dates to when the first report prison was officially constructed in Natchez.

It was not until 50 years later, when the Mississippi Department of Correction had their first centralized prison known as The Walls. This was officially completed in April of 1840 and was in Jackson Mississippi. The Walls costed around $75,000 and was on the current site of the capitol building. The building was constructed solely on inmate labor and could house up to 200 inmates.

Throughout the years, the Mississippi Department of Corrections constructed more and more facilities throughout the state. But, the Mississippi Department of Correction was not only just worried about building some of the best facilities, but they were also making and improving on their efforts to be a part of the American Correctional Association Accreditation as well. Throughout the years they have received the ACA’s Golden Eagle Award.

Basic Information

Types of Correctional Facilities in Mississippi

Mississippi Prisons and Jails

Correctional Facility Name
Type
County
Jefferson-Franklin County Correctional State Prison Jefferson County
Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center State Prison Hinds County
Jefferson County Community Work Center State Prison Jefferson County
Columbia Training School State Prison Hinds County
Madison County Community Work Center State Prison Madison County
Mississippi State Penitentiary State Prison Sunflower County
Central Mississippi Correctional Facility State Prison Rankin County
South Mississippi Correctional Institution State Prison Greene County
East Mississippi Correctional Facility State Prison Lauderdale County
Jackson County Community Work Center State Prison Jackson County
Washington County Regional Correctional Facility State Prison Washington County
Washington County Community Work Center State Prison Washington County
USP Yazoo City Federal Prison Yazoo
FCI Yazoo City Low Federal Prison Yazoo
FCI Yazoo City Medium Federal Prison Yazoo
CI Adams County Federal Prison
De Soto County Jail County Jail De Soto County
Sunflower County Jail County Jail Sunflower County
Lee County Detention Center County Jail Lee County
Lee County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Lee County
Sharkey County Jail County Jail Sharkey County
Yalobusha County Jail County Jail Yalobusha County
Tallahatchie County Sumner Jail County Jail Tallahatchie County
Flowood Community Work Centers – Restitution Center County Jail Rankin County
Tallahatchie County Charleston Jail County Jail Tallahatchie County
Natchez Juvenile Justice Center County Jail Adams County
Amite County Jail County Jail Amite County
Attala County Jail County Jail Attala County
Issaquena County Sheriff’s Jail County Jail Issaquena County
Noxubee County Jail County Jail Noxubee County