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The Mississippi Department of Corrections

The Mission of the Mississippi Department of Corrections is to provide and promote public safety through efficient and effective offender custody, care, control and treatment consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional standards. MISSION STATEMENT FOR TRANSITIONAL CENTERS The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) approves Residential Transitional Centers for the housing of MDOC ex-offenders when such Transitional Centers meet the following standards: 1. Complies with applicable local governmental zoning and permit codes; 2. Provides safe and humane living conditions; 3. Promotes paid employment opportunities for residents; 4. Promotes pro-social and life skills for residents; 5. Prepares residents for societal re-entry with economic self-reliance; and 6. Provides program services and activities with the measurable objective of reducing recidivism. Statement of Purpose The Mississippi Department of Corrections Community-Corrections Division exists to: provide for public safety, promote opportunities for positive behavioral change in the offenders under its supervision, secure provisions for community based assistance and services needed by the offenders, decrease criminal behavior and recidivism and serves as an alternative to incarceration.


Agency Address:

633 North State Street,
Jackson, MS 39202