- Associated Press - Saturday, April 25, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two Mississippi prisons have canceled visitation sessions this weekend and have been placed on lockdown after contraband items were discovered inside.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1OSpFRQ ) contraband was found in both the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility near Pearl and the State Penitentiary in Jackson last week.

Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher says a box filled with contraband was delivered to CMCF via a commercial vehicle Tuesday.

On the same day, cellphones, chargers, spice and homemade weapons were found in a shakedown at the State Penitentiary.

Fisher said sanctions will continue unless the prisoners’ “bad behavior” is brought to an end.

Introduction of contraband into a correctional facility is punishable by three to 15 years in prison, a maximum $25,000 fine, or both.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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