Mississippi Penitentiary Emergency Status Continuation

Governor Tate Reeves affirmed the continued state of emergency in Mississippi State Penitentiary issued by Governor Phil Bryant as required.

The statement was delivered to the Secretary of State today.This continuation allows emergency funds to be available as the state works to address the issues in Unit 29 of Parchman.

Interim Commissioner Tommy Taylor has led the effort to improve conditions and restore order, and has made progress effectively and quickly. Governor Reeves previously announced that his administration is working to transfer inmates from the troubled unit quickly, safely, and justly.