A November audit that concluded officials at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility had ceded control to gang leaders mirrors litigation against another privately run Mississippi prison where gangs allegedly were controlling the prison’s housing units and inmates were doing their own cell counts.Read More
It was a prison brimming with violence, awash in weapons -- and severely short on guards to patrol its cell blocks.Read More
When Mississippi lawmakers passed prison reform legislation in 2014, they pledged to devote some of the savings to drug rehabilitation, reentry programs and prison alternatives. That hasn’t happened.Read More
What began as a call from an inmate turned into a years-long effort to chronicle corruption, gangs, violence and maltreatment inside Mississippi prisons.