The Mississippi Department of Corrections has issued a statewide lockdown for all prisons.
According to their statement on social media the lockdown is in effect until further notice.
Visitation, commissary, and outside recreation at all state-run and privately managed institutions in the Mississippi Department of Corrections system and regional jails, except for two areas, are canceled until further notice pending investigation of a statewide incident.
The female population at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) and Washington County Regional Correctional Facility is not affected by the restricted movement.
Lockdowns are necessary for the safety and security of staff and inmates. Preventing harm to staff and inmates outweighs the temporary loss of privileges for individual inmates.