Friday, September 11, 2015

Senator Longwitz: Oxford House federal loans are not being repaid

State Senator Will Longwitz charged in a letter sent to the Mississippi Department of Mental Health that federal loans issued for the operation of Oxford House homes in Mississippi are not being repaid.  He also the Department to clarify whether drug testing was taking place at Oxford House homes.    The letter is posted below.


Anonymous said...

DMH lawyer Gene Rowzee, you remember, the one who threatened to sue Longwitz for asking questions? Well, Rowzee quit his job at DMH.
and DMH employee Jerri Avery, you remember her? The one who gave Longwitz's opponent a big contribution? She quit DMH too.
People start asking some questions and the place is a sinking ship.

Anonymous said...

Preponderance of evidence. This is just not the way to run a Half-Way House. The method is only proven by Oxford House rules which do not include tracking information. This is a way to use federal funds (or to mis-use) to pretend to help the truly vulnerable. It would be interesting to know what long-term very reputable places like Hazelton and Bettie Ford think of Oxford Houses and if they place their people who have completed primary treatment in them. Once could also ask Copac right here in the Jackson area if they use Oxford Houses.

Anonymous said...

So much for the Billingsley backers and OH harpies who were sure that Longwitz would drop the issue if re-elected. Wait until the 2016 session.

Johnny Weir said...

Why doesn't Jim Hood get involved in the Oxford House case?? I'sn't he sworn to protect the State of Mississippi?

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Will!

Not a Marylander, Honest!!! said...

All one needs to do is visit East Jackson, east of the 55, and you'll find this wonderful service to residents of Jackson and Jackson County. If you disagree, let's discuss it. You can find me most mornings at Bagels by Beagle in the Highland Colony Shopping Center in East Jackson. Great coffee and they know me by name!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


Please get the place names right.These are the names residents will recognize.
"Northeast Jackson"
"Hinds County"
"Beagle Beagle"
"Highland Village"

Your google-fu is weak.

Anonymous said...

Right On, 3:05. Jackson County is on the Gulf and lies next to Alabama. Don't know where you are from (you swear its not Maryland) but there is a whole world out there that is not Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Don't recognize sarcasm, right?

Anonymous said...

Ironically,the DMH has still not responded to a grievance that was filed against Oxford House back in June. I personally would rather see DMH under a full investigation at this point. And I also find it ironic that there are now 3 Oxford Houses in Tupelo. There is a SNAKE in this woodpile and I pray Senator Longwitz blows the doors off of this FRAUD!

Anonymous said...

Don't be mistaken, OH is a *statewide issue* now. You'll see next session.

Longwitz not only Senator NOW who plans to root out the MDMH OH subterfuge. But Longwitz is the one Senator with the most knowledge on the matter.

The party took notice of his spanking of Billingsley in the primary ... and Michel's political impotence in the district.

Next on the agenda is the DORE SCAM being perpetrated on public schools up and down the state.

Anonymous said...

Seems like only yesterday when Bill Billingsley was at our NEJax door blaming the entire Oxford House fiasco on Will Longwitz. #TONEDeaf

Anonymous said...

Did anyone ever run Anna out of town with a tar and feather parade?

Anonymous said...

Guys, every time there is an Oxford House thread the East Jackson joke comes up and people don't get it. Here's a link that explains it.

Anonymous said...

So Gene quits after threatening the Senator and Jeri quits after her emotional appeal at the hearings before Mental Health Board. Right, nothing to see here folks move along.

The ship is taking on water and the rats are looking for flotsam to cling to

Anonymous said...

Oxford House isn't going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Maybe not but MDMH is going under the governors control come January. Quite a price to pay to support an out of state business with very questionable books and motives.

Anonymous said...

Great job, Will! When are you going to start helping the residents of Ridgeland in their fight against lying public officials and greedy developers?

Anonymous said...

The proposed Costco development is in Johnny Horhn's district.

Anonymous said...

The people who are against it aren't.

Anonymous said...

You might want to do a wee bit of studying up 9:05 PM on the Senate district boundaries.

Anonymous said...

You might want to do apply those boundaries to the home addresses of the people who are complaining. The proposed location of the Costco is a drive and a seven iron from the district line, and a good number of the people who will be affected by it - and are actively fighting it - are residents of District 25. Not saying they've asked for his help, but Senator Longwitz shouldn't simply say "not my table" and move on if they do.

Anonymous said...

7:57, some of us are UNDER 70, and so have no idea how far "a drive and a seven iron" might be. Most of us know it's a golf reference, though.

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