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MDOC - Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF)

State Prison

Last Updated: April 16, 2021
Address
PO Box 88550, 3794 Hwy 468, Pearl, MS 39208
Beds
3665
County
Rankin
State - medium
Phone
601-932-2880
Fax
601-932-9077
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MDOC - Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 601-932-2880

The inmates housed at Central Mississippi CF located at PO Box 88550, 3794 Hwy 468 in Pearl, MS are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

The Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) was established in 1986 and constructed in Rankin County, MS. CMCF is located on 171 acres and includes thirteen housing units with a capacity of 3,557 beds. Offenders sentenced to the Mississippi Department of Corrections are brought to CMCF where they are processed through the Receiving and Classification unit. Each offender is thoroughly screened and tested for STD, HIV, and other medical conditions provided a psychiatric evaluation and questioned regarding their educational level. The results of these tests, along with the offender’s conviction and institutional behavior, help establish the classification of each inmate.

Of the three state prisons, CMCF is the only facility to house female inmates. CMCF houses males and females classified to all custody levels, including minimum and medium security, Close custody and death row. All female offenders sentenced to death are housed at CMCF.

CMCF I has a full-service hair salon open for the female offenders called The Hair Zone.

CMCF II - 720 is a special needs facility for male offenders who have medical or physical conditions that require special treatment. CMCF II - 720 was the first state facility to achieve American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation.

There are approximately 725 employees at CMCF.

MDOC - Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) - Inmate Handbook
MDOC - Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) - Inmate Family Information

CMCF is divided into two areas:

AREA WARDEN/DEPUTY WARDENS UNIT

CMCF III-RC

CMCF 1A

Wendell Banks, Warden

Georgia Shelby, Deputy Warden

Vacant, Warden

Shelia Parks, Deputy Warden

Vacant, Associate Warden

Reception & Classification, Administrative Segregation, Male C Building, Armory, Key Control

Women's Unit Max Cells

CMCF I-Quick bed

Vacant, Warden

James Fillyaw, Deputy Warden-C/Bldg.

Shelia Parks, Deputy Warden

Vacant, Associate Warden

Emma Redd , Sergeant Visitation

A Building, B Building and C Building, Female Technical Violator Center, Post Office, Central Kitchen, Laundry, Disciplinary
Support and Special Operations

Katie Fry-Brown, Captain (Special Operations)


Transportation, Mobile Work Crew, CMMC Holding Tank, ERT CMCF II-720

Brian Ladner, Warden

Joan Shivers, Deputy Warden

Bettye Phillips, Associate Warden

Roving Unit Gates I & II, A Building, B Building and C Building, Max Cells CMCF IA - Bldg. D

Leander Parker, Warden

Jeremy Pollard, Captain

YOU UNIT( Youthful Offender Unit)

Programs offered at CMCF include:

  • Alcohol & Drug Treatment
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Inmate Legal Assistance
  • Pre-Release
  • Religious Programs
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Vocational Programs:
    • Business Technology
    • Apparel and Textile
    • Cosmetology
    • Family Dynamics
    • Upholstery
    • Computer Repair

Mississippi Prison Industries (MPIC) operates a print shop at CMCF that employs 25 male inmates. They also operate a furniture and service shop that employs 7 female inmates. MPIC employs a total of 32 inmates monthly. During the month of May 2015, MPIC utilized approximately 6,720 man-hours at these shops.

Inmate Work Crews:

Each state run prison provides free labor to local towns and municipalities. To participate in one of the work crews the inmate must either meet minimum custody status or be in a Regimented Inmate Discipline program. The criteria for placement into one of the work crews is the same as placement in any community based work program and includes, but not limited to the following:

  • No sexual Offenders
  • Non-Violent offenders
  • Medical Class 1 & 2
  • Minimum Custody
  • No pending disciplinary actions
  • Prefer inmate with a trade skill

The Central Mississippi Correctional Facility utilizes free inmate labor through the support of one work crew. The Mobile Work Crew performs work details within the immediate central region for local, county and state agencies, within Hinds and Rankin Counties. The Mobile Work Crew Provided 760 man-hours of free labor for May 2015. The value of the free labor equates to $4,422,50.

Inmate Locator

MDOC - Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) is a facility in the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

COVID-19 INFORMATION AND UPDATES for MDOC - Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF)

NOTICE: Visitation remains suspended at all MDOC facilities until further notice due to COVID-19.

Regulations pertaining to visitation will be made available to all offenders at the time of admission. The same information will be made available to visitors upon request, but it is the responsibility of each inmate to provide his/her intended visitors with the rules and regulations concerning visitation.

In response to developments with COVID-19, the Mississippi Department of Corrections will continue to take action to protect staff, inmates, and the public. The MDOC is committed to ensuring inmates' rights, safety, and health are safeguarded through this process. The department is in constant communication with the Office of the Governor, the Mississippi Department of Health, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and other authorities.

Visitation Information

MDOC - Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) - Visitation

VISITING AN INMATE AT CMCF

APPROVED VISITORS

Under the age of eighteen, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

Visitors fourteen and older will have photographic ID each time they wish to visit. Visitors will not be permitted entrance to the institution without photographic ID.

Individuals on probation or parole or other forms of conditional release will obtain the permission of both their program supervisor and the Superintendent prior to being allowed to visit

UNAPPROVED VISITORS

Individuals who have been convicted of a felony will be prohibited from visiting offenders except in those cases where immediate family relationships can be established.

Individuals who, through investigation, are believed to pose a threat to the offender or institution will be excluded from visitation.

A visit between an offender and the offender’s victim will not be permitted unless approved, in advance, in writing by the Superintendent.

LENGTH AND FREQUENCY OF VISITS

Only the institution’s schedule, space, and personnel constraints or where there are substantial means to justify such limitation will limit the length and frequency of visits. It is the responsibility of the offender to notify his/her visitors of the days and hours of visitation.

Quick-bed A building B custody offenders will be allowed to visit the first and third Saturday of each month.

Quick-bed B building B custody offenders will be allowed to visit the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

“C” custody offenders will be allowed to visit the second Tuesday of each month and the fifth Sunday.

All approved offenders will be allowed to receive visitors from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on scheduled visiting days.

VISITORS ENTRY TO INSTITUTION

  • All visitors will be required to properly identify themselves with Visitor ID cards, drivers license, Military ID or State ID and will be required to register at the visitor registration desk.
  • All cars are to be parked in the assigned parking areas and are subject to search.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to maintain possession of their personal keys while in the visitation center.
  • Visitors will be allowed to bring in $20.00 currency and coins to purchase bagged items at the visitation processing center. No monies will be allowed in the visitation center.
  • Visitors are not allowed to bring cigarettes and/or tobacco in the institutional visitation center.
  • Visitors will be allowed to bring prescribed medication into the institution only in the necessary dosage.
  • Visitors will leave cell phones, wallets, purses, handbag, change purses, excessive clothing, etc., locked in their vehicles.
  • Visitors with infants may have 1 diaper bag, 2 diapers, 2 bottles of formula or juice, 1 pacifier, 1 infant receiving blanket and 1 change of baby clothes. Car seats, carriers, and strollers are not allowed.
  • Visitors will have the top of the right hand stamped prior to entry into the visitation center.
  • Visitors are prohibited from trading or selling anything to a visitor.

VISITOR DRESS CODE

Visitors will be dressed appropriately. No tank tops, see-through clothing, low-cut articles of clothing exposing the upper torso, miniskirts or mini-dresses, or any form of seductive garments will be allowed.

Shorts and skirts must be no more than three inches above the knee. Visitors must wear full-length shirts (long or short sleeve). Shoes designated for street wear, including tennis shoes, must be worn. House slippers, beach sandals (i.e. thongs, flip-flops) and shower shoes are not permitted. Individuals improperly or inappropriately dressed shall not be allowed to visit.

TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION OF VISITORS

A visit will be denied or terminated and visiting privileges suspended by the Superintendent or designee for any of the following circumstances:

  • If a visitor is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • If a visitor refuses to submit to a search
  • If a visitor refuses or fails to produce sufficient identification or falsifies identifying information
  • If a visitor violates institutional visiting rules
  • If a visitor fails to prevent children from acting in a disturbing and disruptive manner in the visiting area
  • If a visitor displays excessive physical contact with an offender
  • If in the judgment of the respective Unit Administrator, necessary order and security cannot be maintained, action will be taken to terminate the visit
  • If the visitor is improperly dressed

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