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 since an offender has gone without a shower because of inaccessible facilities.
Percent of facilities at MSP, SMCI, AND CMCF that present barriers or accessibility issues.
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

 Inoperable, inaccessible toilets in Parchman.

Leaking Ceilings in SMCI.

Standing  floodwater in Parchman.

Offenders use their own feminine hygiene products in an attempt to stop flooding in CMCF.

Media Inquiries: 

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