The Archives & Special Collections materials identified in this subject guide primarily cover the criminal justice system in Mississippi and date from the eighteenth century through the present. A significant number of items concentrate even more specifically on the Mississippi State Penitentiary, commonly known as Parchman. The subject guide is divided into four categories:
Publications offers a bibliographic list of both secondary and primary resources.
Manuscript Collections provides brief descriptions of archival collections with related material.
Visual Collections lists holdings of photographs, recordings, and other visual material on the subject.
Blues Archives draws links between the criminal justice system and the blues.