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Corrections Division

The Hancock County Public Safety Complex (HCPSC) opened in March, 2012 which is home to the Hancock County Justice Court, Mississippi Department of Parole and Probation, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and its Adult Sheriff.   The Hancock County Adult Sheriff (HCADC) has the capability to house three hundred and three (303) inmates. The HCADC staff consist of Warden Brandon Zeringue; Deputy Warden Amanda Parker; Lieutenant Andrew Johnson; four ( 4)  Administrative Assistants;  thirty-three (33) Corrections Officers;  one (1) Maintenance Director and one (1 ) Kitchen Manager.  Supplementing the staff are two (2) Program Facilitators oversee eighty (80) inmates participating in the Mississippi Department of Corrections Long Term Alcohol and Drug Program.  Inmate religious programs are directed by the Good News Jail/Prison Ministries and Chaplin Joe Collins.

Inmate programs include General Educational Development (GED) studies and testing; life skills training, Alcoholics Anonymous, Substance Abuse Recovery, literacy and Bible study courses. Every inmate is allowed to participate in any program as long as long as the inmate conforms to HCADC policy.  An Inmate Worker Program is in place giving qualified inmates theopportunity to shorten their sentences by working as kitchen workers, automobile mechanics, sanitation workers as well as the opportunity to participate in the Hancock County Road Crew Program.

In December, 2013 The HCADC was accredited by the American Corrections Association (ACA) which is a national association who reviews policies and procedures; daily activities and documentation of Correctional Officers along with overall best practices of the facility and staff. The HCADC received a score of 100 proving compliance with all National Standards for a facility of this size.

Warden Brandon Zeringue

In 2001 Warden Brandon Zeringue began his law enforcement career with the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff at Orleans Parish Prison. During this time, he was promoted to Liaison Deputy for the Warden and tasked with being liaison between the Warden and administrative offices.

 In 2005 Warden Brandon Zeringue furthered his career at Harrison County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. Warden Zeringue gained ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant in the coming years and also becoming Commander of the Correctional Emergency Response Team. In 2011 he graduated from the Harrison County Law Enforcement Academy becoming law enforcement certified.

In 2011 Warden Zeringue started as Assistant Warden under Sheriff Ricky Adam as the Hancock County Public Safety Complex opened. In 2013 the facility was accredited under American Correctional Association with a perfect score of 100%, a first for county jails in Mississippi. In 2015 he was promoted to Warden of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Warden Amanda Parker

In 2008, Deputy Warden Amanda Parker began her Criminal Justice Education at the University of Mississippi. She continued her education and internship with the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department as a Reserve Deputy. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology, emphasis in Corrections in May 2011.

Three short months after graduating from Ole Miss, Deputy Warden Amanda Parker furthered her law enforcement career with the Mississippi Department of Corrections as a Probation & Parole Officer. During this time, she excelled and earned multiple Extra Effort awards.

In 2012, Deputy Warden Amanda Parker graduated from the North MS Law Enforcement Training Center obtaining her law enforcement certification. She then obtained part time employment with the Houston Police Department as a Patrol Officer.

In 2013, Deputy Warden Amanda Parker furthered her career to South MS after transferring to the Hancock County Duty Station with MS Department of Corrections, where she continued to work as a Probation & Parole Officer.

In 2015, Deputy Warden Amanda Parker began employment with the Hancock County Public Safety Complex under Sheriff Ricky Adam.

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