Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jailer in jail.

The Hinds County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release:

Detention Officer Arrested

While conducting a routine search of employees entering into the Raymond Detention Center, deputies discovered one detention officer was breaking the law.

It was discovered through a technical search followed by a physical pat-down search, that Detention Officer Leora Everett reported for duty with contraband (s) in her possession.

Upon discovery, Everett was immediately arrested and charged with introducing contraband into a correctional facility.

"If we expect our inmates to comply with the rules and regulations while being housed in our facilities, then we certainly hold all of our employees to a higher standard," said Tyrone Lewis, Sheriff of Hinds County. "We will continue to be diligent and aggressive in our efforts to rid our facilities as well as the entire county of criminal activity and behavior."

Everett had been employed at the Raymond Detention Center since November 2014.


Anonymous said...

Nothing unusual about this. It is common practice for correctional officers at some facilities to supply inmates with contraband items. She must have pissed someone off and got snitched out.I knew a guy who was an inmate at Parchman once. He told me that he could get marijuana from the guards for less than in cost on the street.

Anonymous said...

most of the guards have no choice but to supply contraband. If they don't then their families are at risk. The black gangs run the show, both in and out of the pen.

Anonymous said...

People make dumb @$$ decisions like this because they mostly want to, very rarely, IMO, is it out of some threat to their family is they don't do so. These kinds are looking for some extra money on the side, or something to benefit them, trust, it's not nearly as much as their family being in jeopardy. I worked for MDOC for years and never got caught up in bringing inmates anything nor taking anything out of the prison. The weak minded, criminal minded, make such decision.

Pittpanther said...

Wow. Barely 2 months of employment and facing prison time herself.

Do we pay these people so little that a side gig is necessary? What does our hiring process look like, such that criminal types are slipping into the fold?

Anonymous said...

Its a combination of low pay, black gang threats, and poor training. We are in a period of change in the jail/prison systems. The old concept of a "county jail" doesn't apply to Hinds County, or any county other than the very low population/rural counties. These problems are not new in Hinds County; the former sheriff was much more adept at keeping the publicity under the radar, although he was lucky enough not to have an all out riot that destroyed one fourth of the jail to focus public attention. I suspect that some inmates at the Raymond facility would rather be in MDOC than that out of control jail. Some of them, the "leaders" are perfectly content to stay there and enjoy the spoils of corruption that they can de facto command.

Anonymous said...

We need a new jail in Hinds County. It needs to be state-of-the-art multi-story and placed right next to the courthouse in downtown Jackson.

Anyone who tells you otherwise doesn't want to solve the problem.

Anonymous said...

Mac wasn't a media whore Tyrone is. That's why everything the SO does is in the media. Great you arrested a former employee. What about the rash of burglaries in the county that hasn't been in the media?

Anonymous said...

5:53 - damn what an expert. Even to the point of knowing it needs to be 'multi-story'! I was actually agreeing until I realized you obviously have a special interest perspective with this detail.

And yes, I am someone that is 'telling you differently'. We probably do need a new jail. And it should be closer to downtown - but not necessarily next to the courthouse. And it doesn't necessarily need to be multi-story. And I don't have a building that I am trying to peddle to the supervisors that meets your - or my - description.

Anonymous said...

a new jail needs to be designed and built in downtown Jackson near the courthouse. this location is important because it eases security concerns with transport, not to mention the expense of transport.

a small jail needs to be built in Raymond, again near the courthouse there for the same reasons. small because there aren't many trials in the second district.

Anonymous said...

Jails are placed right next to courthouses all over the United States. Only way you eliminate the millions Hinds is spending annually in transportation costs is to place the jail right next to the courthouse. Period.

Anonymous said...

10:01 & 4:40 So Black Gang are different than White Gangs? I don't understand where you're coming from.

Low Rider Watcher said...

10:47; Let us know the next time you see a young white man, low riding in an 80s model car with a NASCAR plate. What white gangs?

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