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Alcorn County Prison Earns High Marks From National Association

Facility ‘Moving in Right Direction,’ Sheriff Says By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Sheriff Ben Caldwell is pleased to announce that the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility earned top scores in a comprehensive review by a national organization that accredits prisons. This marks another improvement to the Alcorn County…

Alcorn County Prison Inmates Earn College Credits from Northeast

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor As their names were called, the inmates in the black and white striped pants approached the podium with smiles on their faces. They shook hands with a Northeast Mississippi Community College official and proudly gripped the crisp certificates. These inmates recently completed college…

Sheriff Praises MDOC for Major Shakedown at Local Prison

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell thanked the Mississippi Department of Corrections for its help in seizing large amounts of contraband from the state prison facility here Wednesday. “We want to thank MDOC for helping us today,” Caldwell said. “Anytime you’re dealing with a…

Former Corrections Officer Arrested on Contraband Charge

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth woman who was a corrections officer in Alcorn County allegedly worked with an inmate to bring contraband into the correctional facility and was arrested Tuesday, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Tonya Lynn Seago, 43, had been employed with the Alcorn County Regional…

Excess Space at Jail May Be Turned Into County Revenue

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A proposed bill may allow Alcorn County to house inmates from other states to bring in more revenue to help pay off the regional correctional facility and other buildings. State Sen. Rita Potts Parks, R-Corinth, said she will author a bill to allow…