South Mississippi Correctional Institution

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) is a Mississippi Department of Corrections prison for men located in unincorporated Greene County, near Leakesville.[1][2] The facility has 360 acres (150 ha) of land.[1]

History[edit]

Dedication ceremonies were scheduled for April 1989, and the moving in of the first 25 inmates was scheduled to occur on April 17, 1989.[3] The prison opened on April 13, 1990, with an initial capacity of 516 prisoners.[4] It was designed by Dale and Associates.[5] In 2001 the groundbreaking for a new chapel occurred.[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of September 1, 2008, South Mississippi Correctional Institution, with a capacity of 3,204, had 3,106 prisoners, making up a total of 21.57% of people within the Mississippi Department of Corrections-operated prisons, county jails, and community work centers.[7] Of the inmates at SMCI, all of whom are male, 2,088 are Black, 962 are White, 45 are Hispanic, nine are Asian, and two are Native American.[8]

Operations[edit]

Some MDOC farming operations occur at SMCI.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State Prisons." Mississippi Department of Corrections. Retrieved on May 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "MDOC QUICK REFERENCE." Mississippi Department of Corrections. Retrieved on May 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "MISSISSIPPI." USA Today. April 13, 1989. News 11A. Retrieved on August 30, 2010. "LEAKESVILLE - Dedication ceremonies were set for state's newest prison; 1st 25 inmates arrive Monday. South Mississippi Correctional Institution will employ 286, house 500."
  4. ^ "A Brief History of the Mississippi Department of Corrections." Mississippi Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 21, 2010.
  5. ^ "Correctional." Dale And Associates. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.
  6. ^ "Groundbreaking held for new chapel at South Mississippi Correctional Institution." Mississippi Department of Corrections. November 5, 2001. Retrieved on August 13, 2010.
  7. ^ "Fact Sheet." Mississippi Department of Corrections. 1/3. Updated on September 1, 2008. Retrieved on July 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "Fact Sheet." Mississippi Department of Corrections. 2/3. Updated on September 1, 2008. Retrieved on July 24, 2010.
  9. ^ "Agricultural Enterprises." Mississippi Department of Corrections. Updated on February 25, 2010. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°10′35″N 88°36′25″W / 31.17639°N 88.60694°W / 31.17639; -88.60694