- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The lockdown at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Greene County and Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman will remain for several more days.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections, in a news release Thursday, said movement was limited at SMCI following the discovery of contraband in Area II. A search of the entire facility was ordered after a large amount of tobacco, illegal drugs and cell phones was discovered.

Activity at Unit 29 has been restricted as a result of a Dec. 18 homicide and unrelated contraband confiscated later in the month.

The department has not said when the restrictions will be lifted.

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