Mississippi State Penitentiary Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: December 14, 2021
PO Box 1057 - Highway 49 West, Parchman, MS, 38738
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The Mississippi State Penitentiary located in Parchman, MS is also known as the Parchman Farm because it is a prison farm. The Mississippi State Penitentiary is the only prison in the state of Mississippi and the oldest as well. 

The Mississippi State Penitentiary was established in 1901 and the inmates constructed the majority of the facility. This facility sits on about 28 square miles and is located in an unincorporated sunflower county in the Delta region.  

The Mississippi State Penitentiary is a 4,840-bed facility that houses all custody level inmates which includes A and B custody (minimum and medium security) and C and D custody (maximum security). This facility also houses all the male inmates sentenced to death in Mississippi are held in MSP’s Unit 29 and the state execution chamber. 

The Mississippi State Penitentiary inmates work on the manufacturing workshops as well as the prison farm. Marshall Turner is the superintendent of this facility. The farming unit in this prison is responsible for supplying food to three State prisons.

The Mississippi State Penitentiary has two wardens, three deputy wardens, and two associate wardens. This facility is operated by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

There are  58 support buildings and seven housing units at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.

The inmates are provided with a number of programs and services so they can help better themselves. The staff encourages the inmates to participate in the following programs and services according to their needs:

  • G. E. D.
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Religious Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
  • Anger Management
  • Pre-release Programs

Inmates within this facility often leave the prison when they are released in better shape than when they first arrived at the prison if they are willing to learn and change. 

The inmates can also participate in the following vocational training:

  • Agriculture
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotive/diesel Mechanics
  • Communications
  • HVAC
  • Welding
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Culinary Arts
  • Marine Maintenance

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Mississippi State Penitentiary
PO Box 1057 - Highway 49 West, Parchman, MS, 38738

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Jail Name Mississippi State Penitentiary
Jail Type State Prison
State Mississippi
County Sunflower County
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Address PO Box 1057 - Highway 49 West, Parchman, MS, 38738
City Parchman
Zip 38738
Phone 662-745-6611


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