Friday, May 6, 2016

Parchman on lockdown

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following press release.

Visitation remains canceled for inmates at three units at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman until further notice.

Units 26, 29, except for Building J, and 30 are on lockdown because of multiple inmate-on-staff assaults and contraband finds this year. Of about 13 incidents so far this year involving 20 officers, 16 of the officers work at MSP. This week alone five MSP officers received nonlife-threatening injuries, with one treated at a local hospital.

Officers are continuing to find shanks of various sizes and contraband items, including cell phones, phone accessories, and alcohol. Also, $600 cash was seized from one inmate during a search this week.

Commissioner Marshall Fisher said officer safety is a priority.

In addition to visitation, commissary and telephone privileges also are suspended in the affected areas.

Units 25, 31 and 42 are not included in the lockdown.


Look! Look! There is a Bear! said...

No doubt one of the reliable JJ Harpies will blame this on the recent Legislative session or on Andy Taggart's ability to boost John Kasich across the finish line.

Anonymous said...

I think the ACLU and the attorneys who feel that prisoners should live better than some of the working poor should have to serve a month as a CO, I bet they'd change their tune. Commissioner Fisher is implementing consequences for bad behavior and is not letting the prisoners run MSP.

Anonymous said...

I assume this is a result of Costco's delayed opening

Anonymous said...

Please remember those inmates aren't there because they sang too loud in the church choir.

Meanwhile - During The Interview said...

"Yes, you'll get some paid days off and will make about $12.20 an hour. Most of our injuries are what we call non-life-threatening and there's a hospital over in Ruleville if you get to bleedin' too much. On the blogs you'll be referred to as 'one of those damned lazy assed state employees' but after awhile you'll learn to shrug it off. Think you might be interested?"

Anonymous said...

Oh anyone ever has heard any human suggest that weapons, drugs, cell phones and cash for prisoners is a great idea!
And, frankly, I haven't heard anyone in the Tea Party or GOP suggest raising the salaries of prison guards or raising taxes to improve our prisons and jails so smuggling in contraband and escape would be harder.
Indeed, as far as I can tell, most of y'all want to keep every dollar you earn and see no need for taxes save for a military, football teams at the universities and pothole repair!
Perhaps a few of you like giving tax money to businesses to reduce their risk and then you bitch and act surprised as if it's not your fault when your tax money doled out was less than the return.
And, y'all probably all believe a President can will the INS to off mass deportation with their current number of employees and budget,build a secure wall paid for by Mexico and that Putin and other world leaders will do what ever a President says if the President sounds tough when he asks! I guess y'all believe Reagan calling Russia an " evil empire" and then saying" tear down that wall" was all it took to bring down the Berlin Wall and that nothing done by preceding Presidents and Secretaries of State like d├ętente or the economic conditions and unrest in the Soviet Union as well as dealing with Islamic terrorism ( remember the Marine Barracks and remember why the Soviets invaded Afghanistan?) had anything to do with it!
Give me a break!

Anonymous said...

Contraband will not be in prisons unless it comes in the front door. If guards do their job they will not be anything get to the prisoners.

Kingfish said...

Here is an anonymous comment with the first sentence removed:

To 9:17 - Shanks are typically made out of pieces ripped from, torn out of or pilfered from everyday items. Like laundry room equipment, chairs, beds, utensils, grates, wire. Shanks don't usually come 'in the front door'. And to 7:56 - For God's sake man! Take a deep breath

Anonymous said...

Keep it up, Commissioner Fisher. Put so order and control over this facility - it needs your good leadership.

Anonymous said...

( including cell phones, phone accessories, and alcohol. Also, $600 cash was seized from one inmate)

Kingfish, maybe the poster in their haste to post didn't read all that was confiscated.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the prisoners made the cell phones out of pilfered items?

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