Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Commish Speaks on MDOC Deaths

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelecia Hall issued the following statement.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is aware of the recent interest in the deaths of individuals in its custody.
The Department believes that most of the 10 deaths for the month of August are from natural causes, based on information readily available at this time. However, the formal manner and cause of death are pending autopsies. Autopsies are performed by the state Medical Examiner's Office and are subject to the time constraints of that office.

The MDOC takes very seriously all deaths in its custody and investigates all of them to determine whether foul play is involved.

The Department recognizes and appreciates that the safety, security, and overall well-being of all individuals entrusted to its care are paramount to the agency's mission.

Find deaths in custody and other information at http://www.mdoc.ms.gov


Anonymous said...

In other words, "Everything is fine, but we will check to make sure it's not. Will have results back in 9 months or so." Hall has go to be the WORST MDOC commissioner we have ever seen. Completely in over her head and unqualified. Most of her time has been spent trying to get ahead of negative stories like these by hosting pep rallies and patting themselves on the back for what a good job they are doing stopping contraband and helping folks with reentry. Meanwhile, they have no idea how to manage a budget or a state agency. It's past time for her to go.

Anonymous said...

Where is epps when you need....wait....oh yeah

Anonymous said...

She often travels around in a muti suv security detail that is bigger than the Phil and Tate’s combined.

Anonymous said...

The only MDOC facilities that house prisoners that are air conditioned are the hospital and nursing home at Parchman. Everything else has no A/C. There are fans, but it is still hot and humid. Any underlying medical conditions will be exacerbated in the summer.

Anonymous said...

Hey KF, bet you take it up the ass don’t you??? Yeah we all know ;)

Anonymous said...

Y’all can blame Marshall Fisher for her appointment. The only way he could manouver not taking her with him was to talk Feeel into appointing her to the top spot at MDOC. Feeel will not go I. The history books for making strong appointments. Laughable.

Anonymous said...

Hall's security is probably based on the number of threats from gangs - imagine how knocking off the MDOC Commissioner would increase a gang member's status.

The DOC needs to go back to putting ALL inmates to work and get back to a self-reliance model; and the state should find services that inmates can perform, they should grow their own food, do construction projects for the state, and fill the fucking potholes. If inmates are busy working all day they're too tired to start bullshit, and they just might rediscover the satisfaction of a hard day's work and their own self-worth.

As for the A/C, my school in the delta never had A/C, and we didn't have it in our house until I was a teenager...remember, sympathy cab be found between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.

Anonymous said...

Commissioner Hall is doing a fine job. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

What's a dictionary?

Anonymous said...

Damn straight 7:10!! Inmates don't need air conditioning. I didn't experience having A/C at school until I got up in high school, which was in the newer part of the school I attended. A/C is simply a luxury that inmates don't need and shouldn't be provided. I can't say that it's a tragedy that those 10 inmates lost their lives while incarcerated. It's a shame, but not a tragedy.

Anonymous said...

The MDOC head job is a shit sandwich no matter who has it. Hall is the worst commissioner? Not by a long shot -- Epps has that title. Wanna make 10 bucks an hour as an MDOC guard to put your life in the hands of genuine psychopaths every day? Remember what prisons primarily do, they keep the dirtbags that we can catch away from us -- even if it's for a little while. Rehabilitation, deterrence, salvation are just glitzy words that apply to vanishingly small numbers of the MDOC prison population.

Are there innocent or otherwise decent people in prison? Sadly yes, but they are in the minority there. The bad ones just get badder and then they are released to prey upon us again. Maybe everyone will wake up to the realization that these adult problems were almost all created by nonexistent parenting from single, uneducated parents who did not (and could not) know what they were doing and did not give a shit...

Cool Hand Luke said...

What's the problem here?

otisfyfe said...

You people can forget prisoners returning to labor-jobs or being engaged meaningfully throughout the day. We have the one armed (now deceased) Judge Keady of the Greenville federal building to thank for that, going back forty-five years when he took a bottle of champagne and launched the ship named "Prisoner Rights".

And Jackson has long been home to a couple of pansy-assed liberals who keep watch over such matters and kick up a federal stink if any prisoner is treated like a prisoner.

The 'death rate while incarcerated' in Mississippi is a long shot less than the prevailing general population death per capita in this state. So, 'Where's The Beef'?

Anonymous said...

Perps are dying to get into prison.

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