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Mississippi State Penitentiary

Post Office Box 1057, Hwy 49 West
Male prison
(662) 745-6611
Opened in 1901
Prison Description

The Mississippi State Penitentiary (MSP) is the state’s oldest Institution, opening in 1901. It is located on approximately 18,000 acres at Parchman, Mississippi in Sunflower County. It has 3,560 beds, 58 support buildings and seven different housing units, ranging in size from 56 beds at Unit 42, which is the hospital, to 1,568 beds at Unit 29. MSP houses all male offenders who are classified as protective custody, administrative segregation, administrative long-term segregation, and Death Row.

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