Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Inmate gets 20 years for prison attack.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:


Jackson, MS- A Raymond resident who is currently incarcerated for armed robbery and sexual battery has been sentenced for aggravated assault against a fellow inmate, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Mitchell David Bradford, 20, of Raymond, appeared before Hinds County Circuit Court Judge William Gowan Monday and pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for stabbing another inmate.   Judge Gowan sentenced Bradford to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, 20 to serve, with five years to serve post-release supervision.  Bradford is currently serving a 20 year sentence for Armed Robbery and Sexual Battery.  The first 15 years of the new sentence will run concurrent to his original sentence. The defendant will then have an additional five years to serve consecutive to the prior sentence which will total to 25 years in custody with five years of post-release supervision.

The assault took place at the Raymond Detention Center on June 20, 2013. Bradford and one other detainee participated in the stabbing of another inmate with shanks made from pieces of metal found at the jail.  The victim was stabbed several times in the head, face and torso areas.

This case was investigated by Perry Tate and prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Give them all a shank, maybe they'll make more much needed room.

Anonymous said...

Seems like the guy stabbed should get a discount on HIS sentence. Yikes.

Pittpanther said...

Isn't the Raymond Detention Center a jail, not a prison? Meaning no one there has been convicted of any crime, correct? It's a shame that we don't have any compassion for people who have not been found guilty of anything. No one in that situation should be subjected to stabbing, rape, assault, whatever.

Anonymous said...

@3:26 - Stabbing took place in June of 2013. Yes Raymond is a detention center, not a prison. But it is quite possible he had not yet been been found guilty (or pleaded guilty) to the other crimes when that took place. And while "no one in that situation should be subjected to stabbing, rape, assault, whatever" - what about the INNOCENT VICTIMS of their crimes????

Anonymous said...

County jails are not prisons, but the inmate population will be filled with convicted felons. Some awaiting trials on new charges, some serving their MDOC sentences waiting on a spot in a MDOC prison, some working as trustys. Prisoner also include convicted felons waiting on revocation hearings. The distinction between "county jail" and "prison" is thus a very thin line.

Anonymous said...

3:26 - Idk about Raymond, but I thought it was pretty typical of our jails that they rent space to the State (and maybe the feds) for housing convicts.

Anyone have actual info on that?

Anonymous said...

"And while "no one in that situation should be subjected to stabbing, rape, assault, whatever" - what about the INNOCENT VICTIMS of their crimes????"

Do we know what crime the victim was accused of?

Maybe it wasn't one of the crimes for which the proper sentence is being repeatedly stabbed.

As for 3:26, agreed, but I believe Jesus taught compassion for the guilty as well as for the innocent. Maybe I've been reading the wrong translation.

Anonymous said...

The clarion ledger ran an article on this not too long ago. Pretty sure the guy doing he stabbing was in jail for some petty theft. Joined a gang for protection while he was there. And had to put in work. Pray your kids never slip up and go to jail. They are run by gangs.

Anonymous said...

"I believe Jesus taught compassion for the guilty as well as for the innocent. Maybe I've been reading the wrong translation."

Well, kinda, sorta, maybe. I believe that compassion stuff comes AFTER the criminal sees the error of his ways, admits his guilt, seeks forgiveness, and makes restitution to the victim. Then we can talk compassion, rehabilitation, all that touchy feely stuff that libs value over mundane things such as public safety.

Our jails/prisons/whatever are a disgrace, and I agree the state failed to protect the victim apparently while he was awaiting trial. Even if he was guilty of petty theft multiple stabbings certainly rank as "cruel and unusual punishment."

Anonymous said...

Reading about the jail/prison conditions make me sympathize with Mark Mayfield's decision.

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