Friday, December 15, 2017

Pecan pie for prisoners

MDOC issued the following statement and pictures.


More contraband than expected, including canned and leaf tobacco, cellphones, cellphone chargers and marijuana, has been found at a Parchman work camp during a shakedown.

The shakedown at Unit 26 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary is part of Operation Zero Tolerance, which has been ongoing since March. There were 557 offenders housed there when officers searched for three hours Wednesday.

Other illegal items seized include lighters, TOP papers, ear pieces, a drug scale, tennis shoes, Tylenol, a hairbrush, free-world belts, homemade fishing cords, shanks, extension cords, pairs of dices, and gang paraphernalia. Officers also found unusual items, such as a baked pecan pie and two empty whiskey bottles.

“I expected officers to find some contraband given that these minimum security inmates go out each day and perform various jobs, including maintenance and agricultural work,” Corrections Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said. “However, the amount found at this unit is unacceptable. Therefore, we will be tightening supervision of these inmates.”

Hall started the shakedowns to stem the flow of contraband in the prison system. She said they will continue and will be unannounced.








15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I once had an old acquaintance who was housed in this unit. I was sitting at home one Sunday afternoon and got a call on my cell. It was him calling me on a cellphone from this unit. After our brief conversation I drafted an email to the superintendent of that facility and the director of the MDOC. Didn't get a response but gave them specific details about the calls (inmate name and cellphone number). Nothing was done apparently because he called me again two weeks later. SO, things never change. They need to start with the head of the facility and the guards who bring most of this stuff into the inmates. After firing a few of those people, maybe they can cut out a lot of the illegal stuff.

Anonymous said...

With requirements of only a GED and rewards of only minimum wage, one cannot expect much more. Not defending it but just saying.

Anonymous said...

It is the holidays, and everybody needs a little pecan pie during this time of year. I say eat up jail birds!!

Anonymous said...

Too bad the commandant of the prison/camp didn't mean tightening the supervision of the correctional officers.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish please make a post on the net neutrality ruling! Much more important than what the citizens of Jackson do in jail.

Anonymous said...

You can report an offender with a cell phone on the MDOC website....in the middle of the night, if needed. They will go look for it right then. By the time a complaint gets there by snail mail, the phone is long gone or hidden in someone's rectum.

Anonymous said...

@9:46 AM feel free to start your own gig. It is free and a better outlet for all the time you waste complaining.

Anonymous said...

With requirements of only a GED and rewards of only minimum wage, one cannot expect much more. Not defending it but just saying.

If the people hired to do something as simple as keeping prisoners on one side of the bars and normal people on the other side can't keep things from entering the jail the last thing we should do is give them a raise.
It is very simple. Almost anyone could do the job. If they cannot see something as big as a pecan pie they should not be working there.
You know you need new guards when there is a drug scales found.

Anonymous said...

Only one question, would this situation be viewed differently if it was a coconut cream pie or lemon ice box pie? I only seek consistency in the application (or non application) of the rules and laws.

Anonymous said...

Do they still hollow out Nerf footballs, fill them with weed and cell phones, and chuck them over the prison walls?

Anonymous said...

“I expected officers to find some contraband given that these minimum security inmates go out each day and perform various jobs, including maintenance and agricultural work,” Corrections Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said. “However, the amount found at this unit is unacceptable. Therefore, we will be tightening supervision of these inmates.”

Translation: I am shocked that our inmates would break the rules if given the chance. We will go back to treating them like prisoners and not the hired help.

Anonymous said...

"free-world belts, homemade fishing cords, shanks, extension cords, pairs of dices, and gang paraphernalia."

OK...I know I'm pissing up a rope with this, but, what are 'free world belts' and what is a 'fishing cord' (is there a pond nearby?) and other than a cap, what is considered 'gang paraphernalia'? "Pairs of dices"....?

What about a Vega-Matic? Never any mention of those.

Anonymous said...

How did someone carry a pie into a prison and no one not notice it?
Did the prisoner have a hat on that was big enough to hide a pie?
Are the guards that bad at their job that they wouldn't notice something the size and shape of a pie?
Think about that for a minute. If you had a job anywhere doing anything that poorly why would you continue to get a paycheck?

Anonymous said...

It's easy enough to disguise a pecan pie as a 'flat cap' if you use white Karo. But, after several attempts, I've been unable to find a pair of green dices.

Cleindian44 said...

Is that a grappling hook? Somebody planning on going over the wall?

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