South Mississippi Correctional Institution

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South Mississippi Correctional Institution
Location 22689 Mississippi 63
Leakesville, Mississippi
Status open
Security class mixed
Capacity 3204
Opened 1989
Managed by Mississippi Department of Corrections

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.

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