2018 Mississippi Code
Title 47 - Prisons and Prisoners; Probation and Parole
Chapter 5 - Correctional System
Alcoholic Beverages, Controlled Substances, Narcotic Drugs, Weapons, and Other Contraband
§ 47-5-192. Possession of prohibited items by persons other than offenders.
(1) The Commissioner of Corrections may prohibit the possession by employees or officers of the Department of Corrections or any person allowed upon the premises of a correctional facility under his jurisdiction of any item, the possession of which by offenders is prohibited or regulated.
(2) The commissioner may distinguish between classes of employees and visitors and may establish zones or designate areas or facilities where such regulations apply in his discretion and as necessary for security and orderly operation of prison facilities.
(3) The commissioner shall promulgate rules authorized by this section in accordance with the Mississippi Administrative Procedures Act.
(4) Any person who violates a duly enacted rule authorized by this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year or by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both.