Two guards arrested during sweep at SMCI

From Staff Reports

A pair of South Mississippi Correctional Institution correctional officers has been arrested after the two were caught with contraband during a shakedown at the prison.

Jadijah Rawls, 21, a correctional officer trainee hired in November, and Diane Phillips, 64, a correctional officer since February 2014, were booked into the Greene County Jail on Tuesday under state law 47-5-193, which prohibits contraband in a correctional facility.

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Officers seized a cellphone concealed on Rawls and $750 cash and $1,420 in Green dot numbers from Phillips on Tuesday morning.

More information to follow.

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