Alcorn County Prison on Lockdown after Largest Contraband Bust This Year

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Mississippi Department of Corrections officials found more than 100 cellphones at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility on Wednesday, July 12, along with bags of tobacco and shanks. MDOC put the facility on lockdown immediately. "I am stunned at the amount of contraband found and the level to which it appears to have been hidden in this facility housing 240 inmates," MDOC Commissioner Pelicia Hall said in a press release. "Until the Department of Corrections receives a corrective plan of action, this facility is on lockdown. There is no way staff or inmates are safe with this amount of contraband." The Alcorn County facility bust is the largest to date since MDOC began contraband shakedowns in the spring, the press release says. MDOC...

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