A Special Report from DRMS

Cruel and Unusual Punishment in Mississippi Prisons

A Tale of Abuse, Discrimination & Undue Death Sentences

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Statistics from inside Mississippi’s prisons. 

Months an offender has gone without a shower because of inaccessible facilities.
Percent of MDOC facilities that present barriers or accessibiliity issues for people with disabilities.
Number of seizures an offender had in one episode due to late medication.

“It is our hope that incarceration in Mississippi no longer equates to a death sentence, but a chance for reform, rehabilitation, and reflection. Mississippi can do better for its citizens with disabilities, including those that reside in our correctional facilities.”

Polly Tribble, DRMS Executive Director

Media Inquiries: 

Contact Jane Walton, Communications Director, at jwalton@drms.ms or 601-968-0600 ext. 234. 

Media outlets have permission to use photos from the above galleries with credit to Disability Rights Mississippi