Understaffed MDOC hopes to avoid further budget reductions

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is still hamstrung by lack of corrections officers and guards, largely because of low pay, that has led recently to the closing of some units at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution.

“Seeking better wages for our employees, who are among the lowest paid in the country, will always be a priority of my administration,” MDOC Commissioner Pelicia Hall said in a statement.

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