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More contraband found during shakedown at Parchman

An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC
An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC
An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC
An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC
An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Source: MDOC
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An unexpected haul of contraband found at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

This time corrections officers seize 38 cell phones, 30 chargers, 40 packs of spice, 29 bags of tobacco, three bags of marijuana, 12 bags of crystal meth, 41 shanks, two free world knives, more than 50 green dot numbers and four pairs of tennis shoes.

Commissioner Pelicia Hall says the agency remains undeterred in its ongoing efforts to decrease the number of cell phones and the amount of illegal drugs in the prison system.

"In addition to security measures already in place, we are no longer allowing private vehicles among the housing units," explained Hall. "That is, we are escorting officers to their job assignments. Only non-security and escort units are permitted."

The Friday shakedown under Operation Zero Tolerance took place as the three state operated prisons and three state owned, privately operated prisons remain under a lockdown that began a week ago.

READ MORE: MDOC orders statewide lockdown of prisons

The lockdown and more shakedowns will continue according to MDOC, as the agency investigates information indicating potential security breaches.

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