MDOC to hire 50 new guards for Leakesville prison

MDOC to hire 50 new guards for Leakesville prison

LEAKESVILLE, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Dept. of Corrections will soon be hiring dozens of new correctional officers for its prison facility in Leakesville.  MDOC wants to hire 50 new officers next month for the South Mississippi Correctional Institution.

Interviews and screenings will be held Saturday, March 7, at the facility.

MDOC said the officer trainees will be responsible for the supervision, care, custody and control of inmates. Applicants have to be at least 18.

They'll have to complete a math quiz, a written report, a physical agility exercise and a drug test.

To apply, you can go online to www.mdoc.state.ms.us.