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Berryman named warden for private prisons, regional jails

Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner Pelicia Hall made the announcement today, Dec. 21.

Posted: Dec 21, 2018 11:48 AM
Updated: Dec 21, 2018 11:48 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Chandra Berryman has been appointed to serve as warden for Mississippi’s private prisons and regional jails.

Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner Pelicia Hall made the announcement today, Dec. 21.

Berryman succeeds Tony Compton, who retired in June.

She has been with MDOC since June 1995 when she started as a correctional officer at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.

She has since served in many positions.

There are three privately-managed prisons and 15 regional jails in the state prison system.

MORE: See Mississippi's institutions here 

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