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Rankin County Sheriff's Dept helps MDOC thwart escape attempt at CMCF

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Rankin County Sheriff's Department, the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), and other Rankin County law enforcement agencies thwarted an escape attempt at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility early Saturday morning.

An initial investigation shows two inmates had tried to get through a perimeter fence after 1 a.m. Their actions were discovered as the result of a tip from the Sheriff's Department to MDOC.

In addition to the Rankin County sheriff's Department, law enforcement officers from Richland, Brandon, and Pearl Police Departments assisted in ensuring that the inmates wouldn't have gotten far had they made it off the prison grounds.

“I cannot thank Sheriff Bryan Bailey enough for his help in this instance,” said Commissioner Marshall Fisher. “There is no doubt that MDOC may not have known about these inmates’ actions without Sheriff Bailey’s help. This shows how well law enforcement agencies working together can make a big difference for public safety.”

Because of the ongoing investigation, MDOC is not releasing the inmates' names or any other information.

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