NEWS: Inmates earn GED at East Mississippi Correctional Facility




By Brianna Bynum |

Posted: Thu 5:17 PM, Feb 21, 2019  |
Updated: Thu 11:52 PM, Feb 21, 2019

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – Over thirty inmates received their GED diplomas at a graduation ceremony Thursday morning. This is the largest number of graduates the facility has seen so far. Warden Ray Rice says he’s proud of the graduates.

“It shows that they’re willing to try to change once they’ve been in here,” said Rice. “That’s our responsibility here as a facility, to rehabilitate these guys and to make them productive citizens of society.”

Rice says he hopes to see the graduation number rise even more for the next ceremony.

About East Mississippi Correctional Facility

East Mississippi Correctional Facility is accredited by the American Correctional
Association—achieving 100% compliance for both mandatory and non-mandatory
standards in its most recent audit. Other accreditations and certifications include the
Correctional Education Association, National Center for Construction Education and
Research (NCCER), and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).