Correctional Infraction Data (2019 - 2022)

Ben Goehring filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Mississippi.


From: Ben Goehring

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Mississippi Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Information on all disciplinary infractions given to incarcerated individuals from January 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, and South Mississippi Correctional Institution. Specifically, I am seeking a spreadsheet, database, or delimited text file(s) — not paper records or a PDF created from data — with the following information for each individual disciplinary infraction:

• Inmate name
• Inmate ID number assigned by the department
• Date
• Full legal name of the officer issuing the infraction
• Full legal name of supervising officer
• Full legal name of the disciplinary hearing officer (if applicable)
• The facility the incident occurred in
• Security level inmate is held in
• Time of the incident
• Place of the incident within the prison
• Officer’s written description of the incident
• Inmate’s response to the infraction
• Was force used and what type of force?
• Specific infractions accused of
• Severity level of the infraction
• Outcome of the infraction (guilty, not guilty, withdrawn, etc.)
• Penalty from the infraction (days of lost good time, days of solitary confinement, lost privileges, etc.)
• Was the penalty from the infraction changed or reduced at a later time?
• Was the infraction appealed?
• Names of witnesses involved

I recognize that each type of incident has different reporting requirements, so these are the general fields I need.

I also recognize that this is a large request. The request is intentionally broad because I do not know what data the department maintains or for what timeframe. If necessary, I can refine my request due to time or cost considerations.

Thank you for your assistance with this request. Please do not hesitate to contact for questions or clarifications.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Ben Goehring

From: Department of Corrections

Please go to the website to create a public records request. Once the request has been created it will generate a Request number that we will respond to.

Thank you

Tanya Berry
Public Records
Mississippi Department of Corrections
301 N. Lamar Street, Jackson, MS 39201

From: Ben Goehring

Hi Tanya,

Thanks for your response. I just submitted it (R000582-113022).


From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and please let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Department of Corrections

All producible documents were submitted on the GOV QA website.