Parchman's Back Gate To Reopen


Parchman plans to reopen its back gate within two weeks to fill a hole in the prison's security perimeter-- and to encourage people living west of Parchman to apply for jobs there. With the back gate closed, as it has been for several years, it would take some potential employees an extra 30 minutes to enter the prison via the front gate. The other issue is security. With the back gate closed and no guards posted there, it's become an avenue for smugglers to sneak drugs and other contraband into the prison.