Friday, July 12, 2019

"It's Not My Responsibility"

Update (5:00 PM): Another “disturbance” took place at RDC yesterday.  Three inmates were injured.

What's going on at the county jail? A federal monitor blasted the Hinds County Sheriff and Hinds County for allowing inmates to run the jail.  Sheriff Victor Mason hotly disputed the Monitor's findings to WLBT.  WLBT interviewed the Sheriff:





A riot took place in April.  Power was lost during a severe storm.  Emergency generators supplied power to the facility - until they ran out of fuel.  Then a riot took place.  Sheriff Mason blamed the county maintenance department and said checking the fuel levels of the generators was "not my responsibility."  Um, Sheriff, if my life might depend on a generator, I would probably make checking the fuel on a regular basis part of the SOP.  WAPT's Ross Adams asked him in another interview if Pod C had a sprinkler system.  The Monitor said it was lacking such equipment.  The Sheriff said he didn't know.  Um, ok. 




29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the jail needs some bulldozer therapy.

It’s all part of The Plan said...

Maybe Rev. Yarber should declare a “day of prayer” to protect the Sherrif from his political enemies.

Anonymous said...

Who care if the power went out or the generator ran out of fuel. If my power goes out I don't have a generator and I can't even afford one. So What do I do when the power goes out? I wait for power comes back on. Boo Freaking Hoo that a bunch of thugs and crackheads rioted. Maybe they need turn off the light and a/c at the Jail. Why should the good tax payers of Hinds County have to put up with this crap. Last time I checked air conditioning is a luxury. Criminals live in the life of luxury.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody truly see a way out of this jail mess for HindsCo?

Anonymous said...

A quote from Victor Mason’s campaign video in 2015, “I have the knowledge and experience to get the Hinds county sheriff’s department back on track. NO EXCUSES”. Well Vic it’s been four years since you made that statement and the only thing you have done is blame other people and make excuses. Next please.

Anonymous said...

9:58 - Wow! are you really that dense??? There are MANY reasons a correctional facility needs power at all times, but if for no other reason - how about the safety of the correctional officers?

Anonymous said...

The Q & A I really want to hear is one between Sheriff Mason and Judge Reeves. He need not worry. There is probably a job waiting for him as an administrator at Jackson Public Schools.

Anonymous said...

@10:03, to answer your question, about the only hope that Hinds County residents have is for the feds to take over the jail. And that would just be a short-term solution. Anything short of that won't work.

Anonymous said...

Wow! “Not my responsibility.” That’s great leadership right there! This attitude is part of the reason Jackson/Hinds County has the problems they have. Mason is woefully under qualified to be Sheriff.

Anonymous said...

We have not had a sheriff since Mac got defeated by the black wave.

Anonymous said...

Fed takeover guarantees a massive ad val prop tax increase.

Anonymous said...

HA! I am no expert but doesn't the generator at a large facility like this usually run off of a permanent natural gas line so it doesn't ya know.......run out of gas? I have never seen them out back at UMC with a jug of gas filling up the generator.

Anonymous said...

Rankin County Sheriff assigns monitoring/maintenance/evaluation of emergency generators to sheriff department employees and does not rely solely on county maintenance department. It is a team approach in Rankin. Hinds should probably give that a try.

Anonymous said...

He's done, NO EXCUSES, that was his last campaign slogan..
Looks like deflection and excuses plus, $330G's, court costs and lawyers fees and ONE PENDING.

Masons finished! Just like Tyrone and Vance, Mason told everybody what they wanted to hear and use McMillan as an endorsement to win as Sheriff and had ZERO Admin and Jail expierence and NOW, we see what we've gotten.

Just like Tyrone, Masons highly overpaid even the Admin Assistants and using corrections funds to fund his enforcement budget..

More to come folks, the judge is far from over with Victor Mason with the jail.







Anonymous said...

10:03, the only way to fix any of this is to make it Metro or Regional.The problem are limited by city/county lines do the solutions can not either. When there are unworkable governments like Jackson or Hinds the area must be severed regionally.The leadership would have to come from the State government so do not look for anything since there is limited leadership. What is left is to just stay out of Hinds county and maybe even leave the State all together.

Anonymous said...

Exactly right, 11:21 a.m. This tri-county area would benefit greatly from regional cooperation on a number of issues, but hell is likely to freeze over before that happens.

Anonymous said...

Build the wall now!

Anonymous said...

ALL THAT falls squarely on his and the Board of Supervisors shoulders. No excuses can be made by any of them for any of this.

Anonymous said...

This tri-county area would benefit greatly from regional cooperation on a number of issues ...

Name the top 5 issues. Put up.

Anonymous said...

This is a public service announcement. Someone please tell the Hinds county sheriff department that we have severe weather storms coming and please remind the maintenance department to fill up the generators at the jail with fuel.

Anonymous said...

11:21 Using your logic, MS should expect LA,TN & AL to help shoulder our burdens.

Anonymous said...

His "fucking" problem is causing all kinds of fucking problems.

Anonymous said...

The buck stops with the sheriff. If he "really" doesn't know that then he is not qualified to do the job.

Anonymous said...

The Fire Sprinklers and alarms at the RDC have had problems for years. Ask Ron Welch for copies of do a public records request to the State Fire Marshal's Office for copies of their inspections.

Anonymous said...

Mason, Lewis, Vance, Green, and Cloy are all cut from the same cloth. They all have the common thread of employment beginning at JPD. We see what two previous JPD employees have done as Sheriff. I would strongly advise not picking a third.

Anonymous said...

621 it does not matter who they vote in. It will be the same ole thing. You can say this all happened after Lewis and Mason but the truth is that it started under Mac. I agree Manson is a dip shit but nobody who is running can fix this. I can only hope Spooner gets elected and then I cant wait to see what all is said then. Nothing will change that I can promise you.

Anonymous said...

Why does no one on this site ever mention that McMillan was ex-JPD as well?

Closet Fan said...

Kingfish: Please raise your right hand and swear that is NOT Eddie Murphy in that video. I know how you like to pull our legs.

Anonymous said...

As a 25 year employee (retired) of the Hinds County S.D. I worked under McMillan, Lewis, and Mason and yes Mac was prior JPD BUT Mac was from a different era/mindset of JPD the people from those days and the people from the past 20 years are two different mind sets. Now as far as a cure for the jail problem, I believe that the only solution would be to turn the RDC building into admin offices, and storage. Tear down any part not able to be used and construct a new jail. You might say but this cost money well your right it would cost a basic s@#t load of money, but the information I have from the inside is that we are spending a basic S%(t load of money trying to keep the sinking ship afloat. So why keep throwing good money after bad? It all makes as much sense as a screen door on a submarine, but our first step is to get the JPD influence out of the Sheriff’s Office and get back to basics. When these people from JPD are elected all they do is bring their flunky buddies from JPD who think that working at HCSO is a cake walk most of them were under some type of disciplinary review or zipper purgatory because they could not keep their privates in their pants. I think it is funny that the Mayor of Jackson comes out in support of Vance for sheriff when he fired him a few months prior. Now I know a few of you are gonna say OH NO! Vance retired of his own free will, well that’s what they would like you to think, but you ask any LEO in the know and they will tell you Vance was given a choice to leave or be fired. That’s just my two cents after 25 years at HCSO take it for what it is worth, and yes I support Richard Spooner for Sheriff and you should to.

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