Parchman visitation resumes after stabbing

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Mississippi corrections officials say visitation is resuming for most units of the state penitentiary at Parchman.

A June 11 stabbing death and a fight the following day in which 11 prisoners and five staffers were injured led officials to place the prison on lockdown.

The Department of Corrections said Friday evening that visitation has resumed for minimum- and medium- security prisoners and death row inmates. Visitations remain suspended in parts of one prison unit. The number of inmates affected was not released.