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Contraband found at Chickasaw County Regional

Photo courtesy Mississippi Department of Corrections via Facebook Press Release 7 26 2017

A small amount of contraband was recovered from the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility in Houston Tuesday.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections said this was a small amount compared to previous shakedowns that were conducted as part of Operation Zero Tolerance this year.

“It appears that the Chickasaw County Regional’s administration is abiding by MDOC’s zero tolerance for contraband,” Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said. “I commend the sheriff, his warden, and staff for operating this facility with 270 inmates in such a manner.”

Four cell phones (two Flip Phones and two Smartphones), a bag each of tobacco and suspected marijuana, four cell phone batteries, nine homemade battery packs, and $2.12 were found as part of the shakedown. 

The shakedown at Chickasaw is the 16th overall since early March and the 10th of 15 regional facilities. Chickasaw can hold a maximum 310 inmates. 

Other shakedowns have occurred at Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility, Winston-Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility, Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, Washington County Regional Correctional Facility, Stone County Regional Correctional Facility, George County Correctional Facility, South Mississippi Correctional Institution, Hinds County Restitution Center, Carroll-Montgomery County Regional Correctional Facility, Wilkinson County Correctional Facility, East Mississippi Correctional Facility, Marshall County Correctional Facility, Yazoo County Regional Correctional Facility, and Holmes-Humphreys County Regional Correctional Facility.

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