Central Mississippi Correctional Facility

3794 Highway 468
PO Box 88550
Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: 601-932-2880
Superintendent's Fax: 601-664-0782
Records Dept. Fax: 601-932-9077

The Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) was established in 1986 and constructed in Rankin County, MS. CMCF is located on 171 acres and includes thirteen housing units with a capacity of 3,665 beds. Offenders sentenced to the Mississippi Department of Corrections are brought to CMCF where they are processed through the Receiving and Classification unit. Each offender is thoroughly screened and tested for STD, HIV, and other medical conditions, provided a psychiatric evaluation and questioned regarding their educational level. The results of these tests, along with the offender's conviction and institutional behavior, help establish the classification of each inmate.

Of the three state prisons, CMCF is the only facility to house female inmates. CMCF houses females classified to all custody levels, including A and B custody (minimum and medium security), Close custody (maximum security) and death row. All female offenders sentenced to death are house at CMCF.

The prison also houses minimum and medium security male offenders (A and B custody), as well as some maximum security offenders (C custody).

CMCF has a full-service hair salon open for the female offenders called the Hair Zone.

CMCF II - 720 is a special needs facility for male offenders who have medical or physical conditions that require special treatment. CMCF III was the first state facility to achieve American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation.

CMCF inmates provided more than 730.25 hours of free inmate labor at the end of May 2011 to adjacent municipalities and counties, as well as assisting other state agencies.

CMCF is divided into 3 areas:

-- Reception & Classification, Administrative Segregation, Men's Buildings F & G and Administrative Segregation, Women's Unit Max Cells, Women's Buildings A, B, C, D, & E

CMCF I - Quickbed -- A Building, B Building, and C Building

Support and Speical Operations -- Transportation, Training, Central Kitchen, Hospital Security, Mobile Work Crew, K-9 ERT, Laundry, Post Office, Recreation, Armory, Key Control

CMCF II -- Roving Unit Gates I & II, A Building, B Building, and C Building, Max Cells

Programs offered at CMCF include:
  • Alcohol & Drug Treatment
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Inmate Legal Assistance
  • Pre-Release
  • Religious Programs
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Vocational Program - Business Technology, Industrial Sewing, Cosmetology, Family Dynamics, Upholstery, Computer Repair

Mississippi Prison Industries (MPIC) operates a print shop at CMCF that employs 25 inmates. They also operate a furniture and service shop that employs 7 female inmates. MPIC employs a total of 32 inmates monthly.