From Staff Reports
A Greene County native and veteran administrator at South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) has been tabbed as the Leakesville prison’s newest leader.
Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall announced Monday afternoon that SMCI Deputy Warden Joe Errington has been appointed acting superintendent.
Errington, 60, has spent his entire career with the MDOC at SMCI, starting as a correctional officer in March 1989. He has held several leadership positions over the years.
SMCI is the newest of the three state prisons. With 3,042 inmates today, it also has the fewest inmates of the three institutions. It can hold up to 3,082 inmates.