Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Unit 29 Closing

Governor Tate Reeves announced the closing of Parchman's Unit 29 yesterday at his State of the State Address:


Anonymous said...

It's about time. The Unit was never built properly from the start. In the end, this will probably be cheaper than trying to repair the unit, and it will also probably put a cork in the lawsuits that have been filed against MDOC.

Anonymous said...

Gov Tate has done more in a few weeks than the former gov did in 8 years...

Anonymous said...

I think you are confusing Unit 29 and Unit 32. 29 was built as as a General Pop and 32 was a SuperMax. 32 had all of the design and construction problems that only got worse over time. When they closed 32 they moved the bad boyz to 29. Therein lies the problem. Unit 29 was never intended to house Max prisoners.

Anonymous said...

So what happens to the prisoners?

Anonymous said...

Don't build another one. Razor wire 500 acres and give them surplus army tents.

Anonymous said...

If it needs closing due to the cost involved for repairs, then so be it.

If this is a political move to quiet down the media and the anti-prison crowd, then I call BS.

Anonymous said...

If 12:25 PM doesn't have a clue, then we understand.

Anonymous said...

11:48, there was nothing stopping Tater from going to Parchman or anywhere else when he was Lt. Gov. or Treasurer. All statewide elected officials represent everybody everywhere in MS.

Anonymous said...

His WORDS in his speech were right on.
This ACTION was necessary.
I hope it continues.
What is concerning is his 8 years of power as Lt. Guv with no action other than controlling what got out of committee.

Anonymous said...

@12:09- Thanks for clarifying that!

I pray Tate keeps making choices to correct issues... not just to quieten the noise, but to remedy problems. I pray he’ll lean HARD on gangs and corrupt employees, and nip the cellphone usage, drugs, and other unnecessary “perks.” Prison should be eat, work, sleep... not lounging and running criminal enterprises.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the death penalty should become more common and go ahead and kill those who live 40 years after they are sentenced to death.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:48

12:25 here

I suppose you live in Unit 29, so enlighten all of us Unit 29 laypeople.

Anonymous said...

Need to greatly increase the pay and properly train the guards. Getting high school graduates who can't get another job in Sunflower County, cause there aren't any,and paying them $20,000 is ridiculous

Anonymous said...

Heres a novel idea that goes with guard training. Why not make it a requirement that any certified officer coming out of MELOTA, Trooper school, JPD academy or any other LEO certification training facility in the state be required to pull one year duty at an MDOC facility as a guard before they go on the road for the agency that put them through LEO training.

You get a trained individual with knowledge of the law, thats more than ready to fight if situation calls for it because they've been taught how to fight and they get further training on dealing with criminal element.

Just a thought.......

Anonymous said...

The KingFish should do a story on the State Line Mob,including the true story about Buford Pusser,Carl Pusser,and Louise Hathcock. I miss Matchbook Monday and have a matchbook from the Shamrock Motel on Hwy.45 which was located in Corinth,MS from the early 1960's. The connection to "Kirksey McCord Nix",an inmate at the infamous Angola prison in Louisiana,and the Vincent Sherry and wife Murder case, as well as the "Walking Tall" Hollywood Myth Movie are just the beginning of this true story of pre and post Legalization of Alcohol in Mississippi. Don't forget the White Iris Package store just across the State Line in TN.,meant to attract customers to the Shamrock Motel and other Motels,Diners,Truck Stops, ect. on the Mississippi side of Hwy.45.

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