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State inmates get specialized training from MSU's Franklin Furniture Institute

Special to The MBJ Several state inmates will be leaving prison with specialized managerial and manufacturing training from the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University. Twenty Mississippi Prison Industries Corp. (MPIC) inmate workers at South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Leakesville are enrolled in “The Management and Supervision of Modern Manufacturing” course. The three-hour night class began April 3, ...

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Corrections spends $1.3M on netting in war on contraband

JACKSON — Mississippi corrections officials have added netting, body scanners and monthly prison searches to a growing list of steps to keep illegal cellphones, drugs, tobacco and other contraband out of prisoners’ hands. “We are in a new era where people will use any means to get contraband into prisons,” Commissioner Christopher B. Epps said in a news release. “Therefore, ...

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Pippins named warden

Mary L. Pippins has been appointed warden of the regional jail in Washington County. Pippins takes over from sheriff’s department Maj. Percy Miles, who was named interim warden in September. Former warden Alma Harris resigned on Aug. 31. Harris was the first warden of the jail, which opened in September 2011. Pippins has nearly 25 years of correctional experience. From ...

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Lee named superintendent

Ernest Lee has been named superintendent of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Lee joined the Mississippi Department of Corrections as a correctional officer trainee in 1981 and worked his way up the ranks. Lee has served as warden at all three of the state’s prisons Parchman, George County and Rankin County at different times over the past 10 years. ...

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Cabana steps down

Don Cabana, warden of the Harrison County jail, has left his position. Cabana, who has more than 40 years of corrections experience, accepted the job in August 2006 to clean up the jail’s tainted image and make improvements to get the jail out of oversight by the U.S. Justice Department. Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said Cabana was instrumental in correcting most ...

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