Thursday, March 9, 2017

Shakedown goes down.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued the following statement and picture.


JACKSON – The third major shakedown in a week by the Mississippi Department of Corrections occurred today at the Marshall County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Holly Springs.

Bags of spice and marijuana, knives or shanks, tennis shoes, cell phones, cell phone chargers and batteries, and assorted pills were removed from dormitory style housing units and individual cells. Also, crystal meth was found in the body cavity of one inmate.

The confiscated items are similar to, but fewer than, those found at the other two shakedowns at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility in Woodville and East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Meridian, respectively.

All facilities are being searched under a system wide contraband crackdown Commissioner Pelicia Hall has ordered under Operation Zero Tolerance.

“Our unannounced shakedowns are paying off and will continue,” Hall said. “I thank all of the probation and parole agents and correctional officers involved for their extra work to help make MDOC safer for both staff and inmates.”

Hall has extended the renewed security effort to inmates posting on Facebook and the search of visitors and vendors upon entrance to prison grounds.

MCCF, one of the state’s private prisons and the oldest of the current three, has 998 inmates, two shy of its capacity.


Anonymous said...

So when will they shakedown Yazoo County and bust Lil D The Realest?

Sounds like he still livin' large in the graybar.

Kingfish said...

Go take a look at his page on MDOC website.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't look as happy at the new lock-up.

Plus, He's sporting a fresh haircut too.

Anonymous said...

The infusion of fresh meat is always appreciated at CMCF 1A.

Anonymous said...

Pelecia thanked the probation and parole agents for their help. She should thank the counties where they hve been pulled from. While they are joyriding all over the state and playing cowboy at the prisons who is watching parokes

Anonymous said...

Any reports on how Sweet Dee is doing?

Anonymous said...

8:54 you are so right. While she is pulling the probation and parole officers away from their duties of ensuring the communities are safe from the CONVICTED FELONS who have been released from these institutions the communities and its citizens are at risk. The taxpayers deserve much better than this. Contraband should be recovered everyday if Correctional Officers are doing their jobs and if there are enough of them to staff these facilities properly. This is what you get with someone with no experience at the Helm. Hey Pelecia, Where is the press release about the inmate killed while working on the garbage truck? Trying to make a name for yourself by only announcing this kind of stuff is gonna bite you big.

Anonymous said...

10,22, 854 here............

The sad thing is that she resuming practices that Fisher had stopped because she is being wooed by the DC of Community Corrections who is practically salivating at the idea of getting her job. However, She might be named but she would never be confirmed in the Deep South Bible Belt.

How naïve can she be?

Anonymous said...

11:07 - Try as I may, I just can't make sense of your post.

She resumed something Fisher stopped. Because DC is trying to recruit her. And DC is 'salivating' at getting her job? Huh? And DC is in the Deep South Bible Belt. Or does DC not mean D.C.?

Anonymous said...

parole and probation officers are a joke. felons report ONCE per month on their own, and in some cases that's by a telephone call. the officers rarely actually go out in the community to see where the felon is actually llving. they rarely verify employment or schooling.

perhaps its different in more rural and isolated areas, but every jurisdiction I've ever worked, they are underpaid, lazy, and virtually useless...

Anonymous said...

Not sure what area you are talking about or which state. However in MS they carry caseloads much larger than is recommended by national standards. You are possibly correct that they cant make employment visits on every offender (I am not clear why you verify school with adult offenders and they should no longer be in public schools after felony convictions). Your adjectives of underpaid and lazy are both contradictory to each other. However, I have found them to be of the utmost assistance full of information and hardworking virtually 24/7. I do agree they are underpaid. However when you have a Commissioner pulling them from there duties to virtually conduct cell searches so she can try and appear effective you do have a community left at risk and maybe making it appear they are not doing the job the State Code defines.

Anonymous said...

6:50, it's possible that DC could mean Deputy Commissioner, and maybe this particular DC has something about him/her that might make the voters anxious. That's the way I took it, although I wish 11:07 would just spell it on out.

Anonymous said...

I believe 11:07 is referring to DC as the Deputy Commissioner. 11:07 I think Fisher basically threw Hall to the wolves when he left her there with all of Epps crew still in charge. Not sure who wants Hall's job but it will be interesting to watch the internal turmoil that has now been created.

PittPanther said...

Great, they're tossing prison cells, and searching vendors and visitors. Still not addressing the main source of contraband, the guards.

Leaking Umbrella.. said...

Not sure I've ever agreed with Pitty-Pander, but this time I do. Keep bailin' that water but don't worry about pluggin' the hole.

Anonymous said...

lil d still posting to facebook.

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