Thursday, February 20, 2020

Remaining Unit 29 Prisoners Moved

Prisoners caught w/7 shanks, 10 cellphones, bag of weed in move

Governor Tate Reeves issued the following statement yesterday.

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced a major prisoner transfer from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman’s infamous Unit 29. He announced that the last inmates from Unit 29’s major housing facilities will be removed through this new agreement—fulfilling the promise from his State of the State Address to close Unit 29.

Inmates have been transferred from the unit through reclassification and exchanges for lower-security inmates since the Governor indicated his intention to remove them from the troubled unit. This major transfer deal allows the remaining inmates to be transferred to the nearby Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility.

375 inmates were transferred there during the initial surge of violence, and these remaining prisoners will be transported in the coming weeks. The physical transfer began this morning. This is a temporary housing solution to quickly and safely remove inmates from the environment at Unit 29 of Parchman, while a long-term solution is identified.

“We also need to remember why we’re doing all of this. We need a Department of Corrections that corrects criminal behavior. We need a department that prevents future violence or crimes. We don’t want anyone who leaves this system to return. We want them to go on to lead lives of purpose, meaning, and dignity,” said Governor Tate Reeves at a press conference to update the public on his efforts to reform the department. “Justice must be our focus—for all Mississippians. We have never forgotten that during our work to restore order, and it will be an ongoing effort throughout our time in office.”

The Reeves administration renegotiated the price for housing, achieving a nearly 5% reduction in the cost per prisoner. The inmates will now be housed at a rate of $62.50/day compared to the previous $65/day rate. Only death row—which is required by law to remain on the premises—and a support services building which helps maintain the rest of the prison will remain in operation.

The Governor also updated the public on efforts to rein in misspending at the department, find a permanent solution to the management crisis, reduce the prison population, and preventing recidivism.

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Also discussing the recent flooding of the Pearl River, Governor Reeves provided an update on the impacted areas. According to the latest National Weather Service hydrology report, the Pearl River was at 35 feet as of this morning. Water has started to recede in certain portions of the affected areas. However, water levels are not anticipated to drop below 33 feet until Friday.

Looking towards cleanup and recovery, the Governor announced that his family will join in the cleanup efforts around Central Mississippi.

"When disaster strikes, that’s when the true Mississippi spirit comes alive. When a fellow Mississippian is in need, we step up and lend a helping hand. Now as our neighbors, our friends, and our families look to pick up the pieces of their lives, we should all do our part to help. My family is ready to roll up our sleeves and help," said Governor Reeves.

First Lady Elee Reeves is planning to lead a volunteer effort, joined by the Governor's team and people from across Mississippi to pick up the trash left behind by this flood. More details will be available when the water fully recedes and it's clear where the biggest impact can be made. Watch the First Lady’s social media accounts in the coming days for all the details.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

i could live real good on $62 per day tax free

Anonymous said...

Still not a word about flooding in the Delta, which is creeping forward as we speak.

Flooding in Jackson is a very temporary event. Flooding in the Delta last year, and coming again this month, lasted for nine months, and will again.

Anonymous said...

10:12....Flooding has been going on in the Delta for thousands of years. That's why they call it a Delta. What are we supposed to do about it? Continue to spend billions engineering temporary solutions (such as ORCS) that last maybe a generation before they are obsolete and ineffective and must be replaced by another multi billion dollar boondoggle? I guess you're for limited government, except for when the spending benefits you?

Anonymous said...

Tater may prove to be a RINO.

Anonymous said...

Well imagine that. The prisoners will go to a FOR PROFIT lockup. What a surprise.

Anonymous said...

11:27 - Try to keep up. Every other state along the Mississippi River has pump projects to prevent backwater flooding. This is a relatively new phenomenon, man made and stopped by you environmo-geekers and others who don't know shit about the problem. Mississippi is the only state that was precluded from having pumps installed.

Committee Assignments Are Serious Matters - D. Hoseman said...

A couple of days ago, I listened to a guest on a local talk show. His name is Senator Burnette Heidelburg (sorry if misspelled). He was just named Chair of the Senate Corrections Committee and seemed proud of the honor.

The host asked the Senator what had led up to this appointment, what sort of discussions had been had with the Light Governor. Senator Heidelburg said, "Nothing, never discussed it, I knew nothing about this appointment before Lt. Governor Hoseman announced it on the Senate floor.

The good Senator, now Senate Chair of Corrections, also said he has never been to Parchman but his goals are 'rehabilitation and development'.

Next up: Dogburl wants to be Governor.

Anonymous said...

"i could live real good on $62 per day tax free"

Not if you had to pay for medical visits, room and board, someone to guard you night and day, clothing and laundry service, rent and utilities all in a high security environment.

But, thanks for playing.

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