South Mississippi Correctional Institution

2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new crearture: the old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Who We Are

The South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) was established in 1989. It is the state’s newest state prison and the first prison in the state to receive accreditation from the American Correctional Association. SMCI was also the first state prison in Mississippi to be accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. SMCI is located on 360 acres at Leakesville, MS in Greene County. There are 16 housing units at SMCI with a capacity of 3,256 beds.

About Our Prison Ministry

SMCI is the only state institution with a para-military “Boot Camp Program”. The Regimented Inmate Discipline Program seeks to divert offenders from criminal behavior and instill a work ethic by incorporating a variety of rehabilitative and treatment elements as well as community service work projects. The foundation for the RID Program is based on the premise of instilling discipline, respect for authority, and self-esteem through a tough, structured “boot camp” environment.


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