Wednesday, October 16, 2019

MDOC: Don't Blame Us

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement. 

Murder suspect Joshua A. Murry was not mistakenly released earlier this month from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility after he was paroled, Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said Wednesday.

The department never received any opposition or documentation requesting that Murry, 28, not be released.  Therefore, the MDOC had no authority to continue holding Murry, Commissioner Hall said.

Public safety is our top priority, and our agency will always work with law enforcement agencies when the proper documentation is provided to be reviewed prior to any individual’s release,” Commissioner Hall said.

Murry received five years for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in Lowndes County. He was credited 123 days in jail when sentenced on Nov. 30, 2018. He was paroled Oct. 9, 2019, after the Parole Board determined he had served sufficient time.

Officials, including the district attorney, sheriff, police chief, circuit clerk, and circuit judge, were faxed the 15-day release notification on Sept. 24, 2019, as required by Mississippi Code § 47-5-177.

Reporters contacting the department about Murry’s release were provided copies of the fax and told the circumstances by which he would not have been released.

The department has not received any inquiry from anyone other than the media about Mr. Murry’s release.

“Mr. Murry is back in custody after reportedly surrendering to local authorities,” Commissioner Hall said. “That fact is most important, but to characterize his release from MDOC custody as a ‘mistake’ is a mistake.”


Anonymous said...

If he was released in accordance with the law, why did he turn himself in and why is he currently being jailed?

Anonymous said...

Have you seen how often cops shoot people down like a dog these days? A jury might convict the cop, but the can't bring you back to life. Best to lick the boot and hopefully wue for damages later. Welcome to the land of the free.

Anonymous said...

Don’t believe what the commissioner says (only damage control). Most Department Heads twist the lie. If you want to know, what really happened. Ask the ones in the trenches. They will tell the real story! As 5:14 stated, why turn yourself in, if released in accordance with the laws.

Let the gent go on home, he will be back on another charge, very soon!!!

Anonymous said...

"...but to characterize his release from MDOC custody as a ‘mistake’ is a mistake.”

You go, MDOC.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:18

No, I haven't seen cops shoot people down like a dog and neither have you.

Nice try troll.

Anonymous said...

You must not read the news. A cop just got arrested for killing a woman inside her own home. This is almost a weekly occurence now.

Anonymous said...

Notice was “faxed”????? Why not use telegraph?

Anonymous said...

What the hell qualifies this woman to run the MS prison system:

Pelicia E. Hall is Mississippi’s first female commissioner of corrections. Gov. Phil Bryant appointed her in March 2017.

She leads one of state government’s largest agencies. She oversees more than 2,000 employees and more than 30 facilities, including three state prisons, three private prisons, 15 regional facilities, 10 community work centers, and two restitution centers. Corrections’ budget for fiscal 2018 is $341.9 million.

Hall served as chief of staff at the Mississippi Department of Corrections two years before her appointment. She came to corrections after serving as lead counsel for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. She took the MBN job after having represented the state for three years as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Mississippi Attorney General.

Hall began her government career after six years with the private law firm of Page, Kruger & Holland, P.A. in Jackson, where she litigated cases involving personal injury claims, employment discrimination, contract disputes, products liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, and general tort litigation.

Hall has nearly 20 years of legal experience in the government and private sectors in a wide variety of disciplines. She is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts.

Before litigating cases on both the state and federal levels, she was a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi and the Hinds County Circuit Court.

Anonymous said...

Sad that she only tells her side of what she wants people to believe. How is this woman still in this position? She knew he was back in prison because of a probation violation related to a MURDER charge.

Anonymous said...

'Possession of marijuana with intent'. Quite the hardened criminal dangerous to society. What's he guilty of if he served his time? Why was he being sought and why is he in jail? Was he required to turn in the new suit of clothes and $15.00?

Anonymous said...

Nice cherry-pick, 8:35. It's you and the rest of the Antifa crowd that keep this 'hate the cops' shit ginned up. You're doing your part alright. People go to jail for shooting dogs and even, like your home-boys, for fighting them.

Randy Weaver said...

@7:44 I am neither a leftist or Antifa. And I also know not all cops are bad apples.

But I am going to assume you are the type who has his Gadsden Flag sticker next to a Thin Blue Line sticker.

Don't tread on me... except at unconstitutional DUI checkpoints, no-knock warrants, and during civil asset forfeiture!


Anonymous said...

Antifa is everywhere. Antifa makes your fast food. Antifa makes your coffee. Antifa empties your trash cans. You better show some respect to Antifa. Trump is on his way out.

Anonymous said...

Bye Pelicia!

Anonymous said...

Didn’t the Parole Board have to grant Parole? Why did they Parole him if he wasn’t eligible?

Anonymous said...

@10:03, that is all Antifa are good for......menial jobs because they're too dumb to do anything else.

They're not going to do anything. Had their asses handed to them everytime they tried! They're so scared they wear snot rags over their faces, so no one will know who they are running away.

Anonymous said...

6:41 I totally agree what qualifies Ms Hall to be Commissioner to be Head of Corrections. Well, a Governor appointee. That’s it! A slap in the face to all Corrections professionals in the Mississippi system. I don’t know her on anyone he could have appointed, but would you turn down that high four in PERS. It ain’t about what you know, it’s about who you know that, f- - k us every time.

It ain’t personal. Just business as usual! I ain’t mad, just jealous, that I could not get that high 4!!!!

Go to work do your job and we will give you an award, maybe employee of the month!

I’m sure Ms Hall is a decent Professional, be why did that young man have to turn himself back in, when the system let him out!!!

Anonymous said...

9:33; I do support law enforcement. Unlike you who grew up around people who sat on the porch all day and bitched about the PoPo riding by while throwing a pork-chop bone out in the yard to the dog.

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