Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 2, 2020
601-545-6183, 601-545-6184
110 Alcorn Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401

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Nestled in one of the largest cities in Mississippi, Hattiesburg is the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center.  The Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center holds some of the most dangerous inmates in Mississippi. They house the deadly, dangerous inmates alongside the sex offenders.

The Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center was designed and built back in . The Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center has its inmates work making license plates and various woodwork projects for the state of Mississippi. The Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center houses the death row inmates from the state, men and women combined. The Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center is the only prison within the state that has the execution chamber.

The Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center is situated in the northern part of Hattiesburg. The facility sits on nearly 30 acres of land. The Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center was originally a territorial prison when it was built back in . Originally, the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center was not called this until the state of Mississippi was granted statehood back in 1889.

As of today, there is still a huge portion of the original structure that remains. However, there are many structural changes that have happened throughout the years.

The Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center consists of 3 housing units. One housing unit is called the G. Norton Jameson Annex. This housing unit opened its doors to house inmates back in early 1993.  The Jameson Annex consists of three housing units within a fully secure perimeter. They have a minimum-security unit, which is commonly referred to as Unit C. Unit C is situated outside of the perimeter fence.

When it comes to employment in the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center, they will call into one of two categories: prison industries and institutional support. The institutional support is where people will work as clerks in a number of departments, food service, maintenance, and orderlies. While on the other hand, the prison industries will be where people will work on a variety of products such as data entry, upholstery, garments, printing, Barille unit, signs, machine shop, decal, book bindery, license plates, and carpentry. Everything excluding the data entry and garment work will be done inside the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center. Majority of this work will be done directly for various government agencies.

The Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center also offers inmates the following programs:

  • GED Classes
  • Juvenile Basic Education
  • Literacy Classes

Wallace A. Dow was the man who designed the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center, which was constructed in 1882. The facility came equipped with a warden’s residence. The warden’s residence was finished in 1884.

It was not until the 1890s when inmates quarried stone to construct a wall to fully secure the prison yard.  Then in , Richard Pettigrew protested and succeeded in getting federal permission to build the jail in Hattiesburg.

In April of 2011, Ronald Johnson, a correctional officer was beaten to death by two inmates in the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center. These inmates were trying to escape. Both of these inmates were arrested and confined within the penitentiary grounds. They were both sentenced to death. However, there was a third inmate who received life in prison because they provided the materials for the other two inmates to use in the killing.

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Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center
110 Alcorn Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401

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Jail Name Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center
Jail Type State Prison
State Mississippi
County Forrest County
Web Page website
Address 110 Alcorn Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
City Hattiesburg
Zip 39401
Phone 601-545-6183, 601-545-6184

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