Accused killer Marcus Mallett was released from prison on November 21, 2014 due to a grant of parole. He was convicted in Madison County on August 3, 2011 of several felonies and sentenced to serve 12 years in prison. He was later indicted in Hinds County for escape and several charges of auto burglary. Clinton PD issued a "detainer" on Mallett. Clinton PD withdrew the detainer on November 13, 2014 as he had served his short sentence. However, records show the Parole Board was not aware of the withdrawal nor that it was related to the expired sentence and released Mallett- thinking he was going to stay in the criminal justice system. JPD charged him with allegedly killing 21 year-old Shanitra Ramsey on February 5. JPD also charged him for shooting Ramsey's friend several times as he fled the scene. .
The Parole Board met and decided on April 8, 2014 to grant him parole to detainer (Clinton PD had placed a "hold" on Mallett several years earlier.). See page 1 in the third collection of documents posted below. The documents states "PTD" i.3. "Parole to Detainer". Thus the Parole Board thought he was going back to Clinton PD and the Hinds County criminal justice system instead of the streets. The Parole Board stated to JJ:
The Parole Board has instituted a corrective measure to require all Parole To Detainer decisions of the Parole Board will have a Parole Board Hold to have to go back thru all Parole Procedures including address check and Notice to Victims - Courts - DAs and Sheriffs once a Detainer has been adjudicated
When a Parole Eligible inmate has a detainer on file, we have the expectation that the person in question will be prosecuted which with new time would change his/her elgibility date.
A Hinds County Grand Jury indicted Mallett on August 31, 2011 for one count of escape and
three counts of auto burglary. The crimes were committed in April 2011. Judge Gowan denied him bond. Attorney June Hardwick represented Mallett. The case was reassigned to Judge Winston Kidd. Mallett was convicted of the charges on June 7, 2012. Judge Kidd sentenced him to serve a 5 year prison sentence but suspended three years and ordered him to serve two years concurrently with the Madison County prison sentence. The sentence thus expired last summer.
However, Clinton PD withdrew the detainer on November 13, 2014 (See the second batch of documents posted below and faxed the notice to MDOC after Ms. Hardwick notified the department that the detainer was still in place. MDOC confirmed receipt of the fax and entered the new information in its computer system. However, the updated information on the detainer did not appear in the Parole Board's records. Mallett was thus released to the streets instead of law enforcement.
*Mallett was also indicted and convicted in 2008 for two counts auto burglary. Special Circuit Judge Breland Hilburn sentenced him to serve five years in prison but suspended three years of the sentence.
Kingfish note: One count of auto burglary: 12 years. Three counts: two years. Thank you, Judge Kidd. Mallett had already been sent to prison twice for numerous felonies when he finally appeared in your courtroom for judgment. Two years. Someone might be alive today if the judge had taken his sentencing job seriously.
What took place was similar to what took place in the Eddie Devine case. Computers not talking to each other and criminals who should have stayed behind bars are instead back on the streets literally rape, pillage, and plunder at will.
MDOC records for Marcus Mallett:
Clinton PD records: