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What kind of information is available for MDOC inmates in Mississippi?

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The Mississippi Department of Corrections provides information about the rules and daily operations of the facilities as well as family information, telephone service and allowed commissary items. The MDOC also provides a copy of the inmate's handbook and facilitates an orientation program to help the inmates adjust to facility life.

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The inmate family information section specifies the things that family members and friends can do to help support their loved ones inside the MDOC. It includes information about visitation rights, providing financial support, medical concerns, conjugal visits and the current location of the inmate. The volunteer section of the inmate family information also specifies how interested ex-offenders can volunteer inside the MDOC.

The MDOC allows inmates to make telephone calls to individuals listed on the offender's telephone list. The inmate's families or friends pay for the telephone fees through an online MDOC payment system or two other online payment services. The funds go to the inmate's phone and commissary accounts and also pay for the account's supervision fees.

The inmate handbook details essential information on the inmate programs provided by the MDOC facility, including adult basic/vocational education, pre-release program, alcohol and drug program, and chaplaincy services. It also specifies the possible job assignments and employment of inmates in MDOC and the medical and dental services available inside the facility.

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