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Mississippi Prison On Lockdown

Posted by WCBI News Director | July 03, 2012 / 02:18pm | Local News
   
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Corrections officials say a state prison in central Mississippi is on lockdown after a "disturbance" left two inmates injured.
   
Mississippi Department of Corrections spokeswoman Tara Booth says the incident happened Monday at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County. She says two inmates were "non-critically" injured but provided no other details about what sparked the disturbance.
   
Booth says the matter is under investigation and that the prison remained on lockdown Tuesday.
   
The prison near Pearl has a capacity of 3,665 beds and holds men and women, including the two women on Mississippi's death row. Male death row inmates are held at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, where executions take place.
 
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