Sunday, January 26, 2020

And Another

MDOC issued the following statement.


An inmate was found dead in his one-man cell at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman on Sunday morning.

Joshua Norman, 26, was found hanging at Unit 29. No foul play is suspected, according to Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton. The investigationi nto the death is ongoing, and an official cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results.

Norman, MDOC #171262, was serving five years for armed robbery in Oktibbeha County. He was sentenced April 30, 2019.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections will continue to provide information as soon as it is verified and is committed to providing updates
as quickly as possible.

28 comments:

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

Gonna need a bigger autopsy room.

Anonymous said...

Sunflower County Coroner is earning her keep. I think she needs a raise.

Anonymous said...

Inmates will continue to kill until their demands are met. These are not suicides!!! Attention We Do Not Negotiate!!! Take all non-violent inmates out of the prison system( send back to their respective counties, pay per day for stay). Put all your resources on the violent population and regroup.

What you are doing ain’t working! Get off your asses, disband all committees and go to work.

Or you can lock the guards out side the gate and let the inmates kill and burn down the prison. Y’all ain’t doing shit! I am no inmate lover, just sick of the rhetoric.

What did he have on Hillary said...

Inmates are just dying to see the coroner.

Anonymous said...

The Purge continues...

No One Didnt Never Say They Werent Smart said...

>>>No foul play is suspected, according to Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton.<<<

How convenient.

EPPSpecially right now.

Anonymous said...

Five years. Damn! He would have been out (relatively) before too long and could have started fresh. Hate to hear this.

Anonymous said...

What a shame that Chris Epps isn't amongst the Parchman residents. Instead, he is basking in the Seagoville, TX sunshine at a minimum security ClubFed until 11/33.

Anonymous said...

Serving 5 years for armed robbery WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

And there's only $1,000,000,000 in reserve funds with the legislature....

Anonymous said...

If Obama was still President. State officials would having Federal Charges. Similar to what James Meredith had. And if you don't remember James Meredith, he was the Ole Miss Student that hung a noose around the Medger Evers Statue. He served time in Federal Prison for this.

Anonymous said...

Correction to my last post, that was Phillip Harris that went to Federal Prison

TrumpCantSuicideUsAll said...

I guess Taters speech didn’t instill confidence in the convicts.

Anonymous said...

Frankly Scarlett I don’t give a damn

Anonymous said...

This is beyond ridiculous. Hopefully the emergency motion for the feds to take over that was filed in the lawsuit against MDOC will be successful or at least get some serious movement out of Tater-Tot and his cronies.

Anonymous said...

Tate Reeves wins re-election handily in 2023.

Anonymous said...

No one enjoys the blood letting. The inmates are the sum of their choices. The prison system needs to be used to try to rehabilitate the inmates where possible. The inmates feel hopeless so they resort to killing themselves. Even in the general public you have people killing themselves because they feel hopeless. Prison ministry is a good avenue to give HOPE back to the prisoners. Look heavenly & put your HOPE & faith in Jesus Christ. Read E. Stanley Jones Abundant Living to put your hands around your belief.
Find GOD as something beyond a concept of belief.
Find GOD in the way that he gives spiritual uplift & strength.
Find GOD as a working way to live.
Also, watch on the REELZ Channel (176, 1429) "The Unabomber Tapes". It's a 2 part series on the life of the Unabomber who is serving a life sentence in UltaMax Prison in Boulder. This will give you good insight into a criminal mind. Great Stuff.
I don't mean to get all preachee, all, I'm saying is all people need HOPE.
Do you have HOPe?

The Truth Hurts (As it Should) said...

"Rehabilition" in prison is a liberals wet dream. Prison mainly does three things:

1. Provides a deterrent to crime for many people, but obviously not all, or prisons would be empty.
2. Removes dangerous and other violators from society.
3. Punishes violators.

Rehab? For a minority of violators who maybe learn a (lawful) skill/trade.

Remember that those in prison already know the consequences of their criminal behavior (incarceration), but offend anyway. Rehab is not in the cards for most.

Anonymous said...

10:13. You left out number 4. Provides a graduate degree in crime techniques.

The prison "system" in America simply sucks. It treats everybody the same. "one size fits all." The hardened, worthless and violent offender, scum that they are, are mixed in with the "newbies" that have not committed violent crimes or have simply been "normal" folks that just made a single mistake in judgment (e.g., car wreck from going to sleep at the wheel causing manslaughter).

The end result is the contamination and dehumanization of ALL the prison population. Their very survival depends on them giving in to this evil prison gang culture. Just think about that for a minute, and place yourself there.

I ain't preaching that "rehabilitation" is the answer. But, it ought to be one key component of our prison system. I think that education of the inmate population is the most important. We ought to be teaching these folks, non-stop, job skills, and basic life skills, and pounding it in them all day long, day after day. Yes, I know it's hard work for prison administration. But, I'm looking at a cost-benefit ratio that is compelling.

Our "one-size-fits-all" mentality just ain't working. Personally, I believe we need well-run, safe prisons, that focus on the individual prisoners. This is not just for their benefit, BUT FOR MINE! I want them to have some kind job skills to offer when they get out so they can make a living. Otherwise, they're gonna come looking at my house or in my car for something to steal, just so they can eat. Right now, while in the big house, they sharpen their skills to be better at crime, and almost always end right back in prison. Our prison system is generally pretty shitty, but it does a damn good job of taking "simple" criminals and turning them into "major" criminals. That's the reality.

You can dress up treating prisoners right and all that with all kinds of moral values and religious tenants. But, at the end of the day, I want a new system for MY BENEFIT! Not theirs.

Cynical Sam said...

At least there are jobs for those released at the JPD impound lot.

Anonymous said...

Well said 11:17. Well said

Anonymous said...

First - this is a tragedy. But second (and probably more important), is why aren't we more concerned with people on the OUTSIDE of prison that commit suicide? People have way more concern for the life of the criminal. just saying...

Anonymous said...

Well Mississippi has made national news:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/27/us/mississippi-parchman-ninth-death/index.html

Follow the Dirty Money said...

Why did Philbilly and his clan wait until the very end of his term to declare an emergency at Parchman? Then make a secret deal with a private prison company to house these prisoners at an absurdly high rate? Where’s his MDOC Comish Pillisha going to work?

Anonymous said...

The wheels turn slow in Government when law abiding citizens need services. So I guess the inmates/ convicted are shit out of luck. They are not a priority, but if you owe taxes our Government will work fast and efficient to collect.
I ain’t going to knock the Government Officials on this prison issue, cause I’m more concerned about our children’s future than inmate needs or wants!
All I can say, the last man standing at the penitentiary will be easier to manage. Let them knock each other out! Maybe the word will get out that prison ain’t so glamorous!
I just don’t know what sane person wants to smell ass all day and continue to come back to prison. If you think you won’t get raped don’t fool yourself, these animals are waiting for you.

Signed,

A Former Corrections Officer








Anonymous said...

Look. I was sentenced to 2 years on a minor drug possession charge and did 4 months at CMCF before paroled. The law I was sentenced under has been changed. The law for me was possession of cocaine under 1/10th of a gram. When I went up against this law that amount could go either misdemeanor or felony. The guy in front of me obviously didn’t have a pot to piss in nor.. you know the rest. He received misdemeanor, six months probation and $50 fine. I had a lawyer and some money to pay to the system. I was bled to the tune of $6800+ before I could not provide any more to the system. The court dates, having my name in the paper, and published humiliation cost me my job and all subsequent chances to be free. I was given the choice of 2 years(25%) or 5 years on paper with all dismissed after 5 years. Knowing how the system will consider a traffic violation enough to consider you a violator and have you face 5 years, I took the two years flat. Now I am a felon. The law I was sentenced under was changed July 2016. I now have to spend $5k plus to have what the legislature has already deemed a misdemeanor changed to a misdemeanor or expunged from my record. I don’t know really why I put this out there for all to read except to say not all who are convicted deserve their punishment as determined by the state. Maybe their punishment was too much for them to bare. I don’t know but I do know injustice exists in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

And some believe it’s irony that Fisher and Hall left just 48 hours before this uprising and deaths starting occurring behind the walls of DOC! Not hardly. They knew they were 1000 Correctional Officers short. They knew that 75% were female guards. They knew most were gangsters. They could not even classify the gangs of the population. They knew the cell doors would not lock and there was no order inside Unit 29. Along with countless other things. No irony.

Anonymous said...

5:55am l feel you, however we make choices in life that the unknown will bite you sometime! There are more animal like inmates incarcerated than that one person that made a error in judgement and was committed. I am no prison advocate however, as a retired veteran, my concern like many law abiding citizens are our children’s future. Our priority ain’t in prisons and the incarcerated!
I just would like for anyone out there thinking about committing a crime, will think twice. Prison isn’t for the sane and ordinary citizen. It a zoo in there and the zoo Officers can’t protect you 24/7. Them freaking animals will bite and even kill you! They are vicious!

We make Choices!!! Crime and prison don’t pay shit.

To our Lawmakers, our children are our future. What can an inmate do? Let them do their time and hopefully they will be productive when they get out. If not, then back to the zoo.

What I’m really saying is Inmate who? and what prison? Oh they did what? Bless their hearts!

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