MDOC closes Alcorn CWC

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is temporarily closing a second community work center.

Crews are no longer available to work at the Alcorn County Community Work Center in Corinth.

The decision to close this location is not related to the removal of state inmates from the Alcorn County Regional Facility says Commissioner Marshall Fisher of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

MDOC now operates 15 community work centers statewide with the Alcorn site;s  closure.

Fisher states the Alcorn CWC can no longer be adequately staffed.

Employees at the Alcorn CWC are transferring to other jobs in the prison system.

Like the Jefferson County Community Center in Fayette, which closed in May and has not reopened, the Fisher said.

The Alcorn CWChoused inmates receiving long-term alcohol and drug (A&D) treatment.

The majority of the offenders have been moved to other A&D units, CWCs and JSCW programs. All offenders should be moved by the end of the week.

At this time, there is no timetable for reopening the Alcorn CWC.

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