Thursday, March 8, 2018

Jailhouse walkout?

An employee at the Raymond Detention Center painted a rather gruesome picture of  the detention center in a letter that was sent to all five Hinds County Supervisors.   The letter is posted below.   The letter was not signed.




25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I suggest Strunk and White's Elements of Style.

Anonymous said...

That is one more reason not to go to Jackson/Hinds county. If you visit the Fondren bars and get pulled over and the Jackson jail is full, you will unfortunately find this out in person.( P.S. Don't preach to me the evils of alcohol.)

Anonymous said...

A relative of mine works there. says the same. plus racism against whites and sexist comments constantly. sheriff doesn't care. inmates aren't safe

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:46 AM - Forget the evils of alcohol. How about you learn to use Uber for your binges. On second thought, maybe you should just stay at home and drink in your own back yard or pasture or wherever you won't endanger yourself or others on the road...

Anonymous said...

Build the wall now!

Anonymous said...

Shitty comment, 9:46. I hope these officers get the help they are requesting before somebody gets hurt.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't take a criminal justice major to tell that the county jail needs to be updated and repairs badly. The deputies are not paid well, the training is meh. Hinds County is hurting for resources and it is stretched thin, damn shame!? Why is everything so much harder to address in Mississippi when it comes to brick & mortar issues? SMH

Messick said...

10:05, I gotta question for ya; does drinking two 12 ounce bottles of domestic beer count as a "binge"?

Anonymous said...

Hinds County needs an overhaul! Where is the sheriff?

Anonymous said...

Messick.....2 bottles of an average beer, consumed back to back would put the average sized person at .04 in about 20 minutes. DUI is .08.
Your body process alcohol at about .01 every 20 minutes so if you slam two beers and wait an hour or so you’re clean.

AND....Spooner for Sheriff!!! Firsties!

Anonymous said...

What a failure by the government. No excuses.

Anonymous said...

Hinds County is hurting for resources and it is stretched thin, damn shame!?

In large part, in very LARGE part, due to the ongoing economic implosion inside of Jackson. Jackson is LOST.

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought. Keep the inmates in the Jackson sewers and make them fix the pipes while they are down there. Maybe it would keep them off facebook.

Anonymous said...

Where is the sheriff at?

Anonymous said...

As a taxpayer in hinds county with business property, this makes me sick. We are taxed way above what we get for our money. Drain that swamp. Let the DOJ take it over. Hell, I was told they can’t even use inmate labor to pick up trash on the roads. No wonder the criminals like it there. They have it their way.

Anonymous said...

I attribute most of this to Robert Shuler Smith, who either refuses to prosecute those locked up without bond or is too incompetent to do so in a constitutional length of time. No one accused of a crime should sit in jail without being convicted for years at a time. And the most dangerous and guilty ones need to be brought to trial swiftly and sent to MDOC custody where they can get the cages that will hold them.

Anonymous said...

This is about jail conditions, Victors lack of leadership and not knowing how to execute simple solutions.

This letter is real, the folks working there are legitimately scared and in arms way every minute there're in there.

The only way to bring attn to that jail through the media would be a wall out. The women are housed downtown, so I wonder where they would be housed?

Sheriff Spooner, that's what we might as well be saying, has the work experience ( Jailer & Booking Sgt ) to correct the problems, and actually execute and keep the corrections money in that actual area instead of dipping into it and paying his friends high salaries in the enforcement division.

Masons a joke as a leader with any backbone, know how, or character. It's time for a change, and the change is..

.......Sheriff Spooner.......

Anonymous said...

Elements of Style.... Good One !!! Lol

Anonymous said...

Is it true that deugs and contraband are routinely walked in through the back fence? Are guards in fact conspiring with inmates to smuggle in contraband? Have any outside investigators or press examined the perimeter of the prisons to confirm that there are in fact well worn paths....wirn down because there is so much foot traffic from smugglers? Would a simple examination of the surrounding grounds reveal clear evidence of widespread and systematic breaches of security?

Anonymous said...

The jail is overcrowded. So?
The jail is not safe. So?
The jail is racist. So?
The jail is (you fill in the blank). So?
SOLUTION: DON'T COMMIT CRIMES AND THE CONDITIONS OF THE JAIL BECOME IRRELEVANT!

Anonymous said...

Spooner, at 5:51 - yes it is a failing of Mason to manage the jail which is under his responsibility. But it is also the failing of Robert Smith to prosecute the perps in the jail on any kind of reasonable time. Leaving those in Raymond who have been indicted and waiting trial for years on years with nothing to do leads to these problems.

Total failure of the entire criminal "justice" system of Hinds County. And we are paying lots, and lots, of taxes for this total incompetent operation. If the state believes it has the authority to take over functions of local government (i.e. Jackson Airport) they ought to be taking this operation as well. They won't - aint no money to be made from it, unlike the airport.

Anonymous said...

6:33 - dangerous and ignorant thinking.

Wait until your daughter gets arrested due to a paperwork error and she's thrown into these conditions.

Messick said...

12:02, but what constitutes a "binge"?

Anonymous said...

March 8, 2018 at 8:22 PM
Details, Details.
What part of the story did you not tell?

Anonymous said...

Kingfish: Write a piece on the judges and their dockets. Also lost the number of continuances granted. The bottleneck in Hinds County is the courts. If the jails are overcrowded the police are at least trying. When people sit in jail for years awaiting trial that falls on the judges who have sole authority over the scheduling. Why do they always get a pass?

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