Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Epps quits

MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps today.  JJ has confirmed he is indeed the subject of a federal investigation. 


24 comments:

Lefty said...

He'll move 100 yards down the hall. Hope he and Big Bubba have no problems sharing a TV.

Anonymous said...

Kkking fish why does the black man always have to be the one going to jail?

Anonymous said...

If you can not trust a trustee who can you trust?

Anonymous said...

2:22pm
Is that you, Ross Barnett? I thought you were long gone.

Anonymous said...

That sucks. The only way I could ever get anyone at MDOC to respond to anything was to e-mail Epps and he would respond immediately.

Anonymous said...

@2:59 That has been my experience as well. I certainly hope this is political because he has done something Pheel didn't like and not Epps personally in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Thankless job.......wouldn't wish it on Chris McDaniel.

Anonymous said...

Will this reach back far enough to include the "pardon me" governor?

Anonymous said...

Ive been told by someone in position to know that Epps has a huge home on the gulf coast far out of his pay range. Assuming this is true, I speculate we will learn about substantial kickbacks from MDOC vendors. Running a prison system is an ideal setup to earn bribes and kickbacks.

I'll further speculate that the feds are allowing him time to resign and get his pension going and listening to anything he has to say in return.

Free speculation is worth as much as you have paid for it.

Anonymous said...

If you can not trust a trustee who can you trust?

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sometimes you can trust a trusty, but you should never trust a trustee!

Anonymous said...

Tyrone will leave the S.O. Job if he is offered this.

Anonymous said...

I always liked epps. Thought he was a sharp guy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Cowboy Phil can do both jobs - Governor and Commissioner. After all he does have some experience being a Deputy Sheriff, unlike that of Governor.

Anonymous said...

Tyrone will leave the S.O. Job if he is offered this.

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proven experience in corrections NOT

Jane said...

News is reporting that MDOC comptroller Rick McCarty has been named interim commissioner. Way to go Callaway Class of '79!

Anonymous said...

Clarion Ledger reports his house and cars have been seized.

Anonymous said...

Clarion Ledger reports the US Attorney have filed to seize his property.

Big difference.

Anonymous said...

Do not be surprised if we have a mayoral race in Jackson in 2015. Grand juries hand down more than one indictment!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a special election to replace Thad in January 2016. Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

Is it conceivable that Epps was both a sharp guy who was usually responsive to those who called on him and also, that he succumbed to greed and enriched himself at the taxpayer's expense?

Or is everything black and white.

Jane said...

No, it is entirely conceivable. As an attorney doing criminal appeals, I would interact with MDOC not infrequently and I can assure you, it was as frustrating as it always is in getting government employees to do their jobs. Recently I was trying to visit a client in the Meridian facility and they flat out REFUSE to return phone calls (they sent me an e mail to that effect. I would prefer to contact them via e mail but the e mail addresses are not available anywhere so initial contact must be done by phone). I finally called and left a message telling them I was going to call Chris Epps if I didn't get a return call. THAT got results and they were mad. But that has been the only way I have been able to get things done when dealing with most MDOC employees.

Anonymous said...

Republican Governors are such competent and able Chief Executives.

Anonymous said...

8:53 you said:

"...frustrating as it always is in getting government employees to do their jobs... REFUSE to return phone calls... would prefer to contact them via e mail but the e mail addresses are not available"

Well, you have ID'd the govt employee playbook! I truly believe they are taught to NOT return calls, NEVER email their responses (only verbal response), and to ABUSE their 'power' until forced otherwise.

Anonymous said...

9:00 - just as a matter of interest, Epps was a career state employee that was made Commissioner by Musgrove (a Democrat in case your memory is short.) Also, in the 'for-what-its-worth' department, Walker (ED of DMR) was also originally an appointee of Musgrove.

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