Work complete on Pod C of the Hinds County Detention Center - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Work complete on Pod C of the Hinds County Detention Center

HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

After two million dollars worth of emergency upgrades, Pod C of the Hinds County Detention center is close to reopening. The pod was damaged when a riot broke out in July of 2012. Seven inmates were injured and one killed.

The doors have a new locking system so inmates can no longer let themselves out.

The ceiling has a heavy gauge wire barrier under the sheet rock so inmates can't get out through the ceiling.

There is also a state-of-the-art monitoring system that can lockdown each Pod individually. The same upgrades are slated for Pods A and B.

''The court order advises when we open up Pod C we have to renovate Pod A and Pod B," said Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis. "We are now making accommodations, meeting with the board and county administrators, to move forward with that. We can't give you a time line."

Under an emergency court order and now US Justice Department investigation the upgrades come after years of riots and security breeches.

Copyright 2014 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Memorial Day Weekend tropical system likely, flooding main impact

    Memorial Day Weekend tropical system likely, flooding main impact

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:00 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:00:00 GMT
    A tropical system will likely make landfall this holiday weekend along the Gulf Coast, somewhere from Louisiana to Florida.A tropical system will likely make landfall this holiday weekend along the Gulf Coast, somewhere from Louisiana to Florida.

    90L has a high chance to become a depression or storm in the Gulf this holiday weekend.

    More >>

    90L has a high chance to become a depression or storm in the Gulf this holiday weekend.

    More >>
  • Rain, thunderstorms moving across South Mississippi

    Rain, thunderstorms moving across South Mississippi

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:59 AM EDT2018-05-25 10:59:42 GMT
    Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving into parts of South Mississippi and should continue throughout the day. (Source: WLOX)Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving into parts of South Mississippi and should continue throughout the day. (Source: WLOX)
    Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving into parts of South Mississippi and should continue throughout the day. (Source: WLOX)Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving into parts of South Mississippi and should continue throughout the day. (Source: WLOX)

    Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving into parts of South Mississippi and should continue throughout the day.

    More >>

    Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving into parts of South Mississippi and should continue throughout the day.

    More >>
  • Highway patrol's holiday enforcement period now in place through Memorial Day

    Highway patrol's holiday enforcement period now in place through Memorial Day

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:45 AM EDT2018-05-25 10:45:10 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be extra cautious while out on the road this Memorial Day weekend. The agency's "Drive to Survive" initiative kicked off Friday at 6 p.m. and runs through Memorial Day at midnight. (Source: WLOX)Mississippi Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be extra cautious while out on the road this Memorial Day weekend. The agency's "Drive to Survive" initiative kicked off Friday at 6 p.m. and runs through Memorial Day at midnight. (Source: WLOX)
    More vehicles are expected on the roads this weekend. (Photo source: WLOX News)More vehicles are expected on the roads this weekend. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Mississippi Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be extra cautious while out on the road this Memorial Day weekend. The agency's "Drive to Survive" initiative kicked off Friday at 6 p.m. and runs through Memorial Day at midnight.

    More >>

    Mississippi Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be extra cautious while out on the road this Memorial Day weekend. The agency's "Drive to Survive" initiative kicked off Friday at 6 p.m. and runs through Memorial Day at midnight.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly