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Lockdown ordered in state prison system after inmate escapes

The Mississippi Department of Corrections implemented a lockdown Friday across the entire state prison system after three state inmates escaped from separate facilities.

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 6:54 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2019 8:26 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Department of Corrections implemented a lockdown Friday across the entire state prison system after three state inmates escaped from separate facilities.

Suspended visits and privileges apply not only at the state prisons but at private prisons, regional facilities and community work centers.

The order came hours after an inmate escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman and two inmates got away from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility near Jackson.

Corrections officers noticed the inmates were gone during an inmate county Friday morning.

North Mississippi has no state prisons, but there is a private prison in Holly Springs.

Regional facilities are located in Corinth, Houston, Louisville and Vaiden, and there's a work center in Macon.

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