Evidence Preservation in Mississippi

State statute requires law enforcement to automatically preserve biological material identified during the investigation of a felony that led to a conviction. The biological material must be preserved for the period of time that a person is incarcerated in connection with that case. Effective: 2009. Amended most recently: 2011.

Mississippi’s statute meets the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

Read the statute.