Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Will Epps Get out of Prison?

 Surprise, surprise. Disgraced former MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps wants to get out of prison.  Epps filed a motion for compassionate release last year.  U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate will hold a hearing on December 1.  The court docket states: 

NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT ON MOTION in case as to Christopher B. Epps [124] MOTION for Compassionate Release (COVID-19) : Motion Hearing set for 12/1/2022 at 1:30 PM in Courtroom 6A (Jackson) Wingate before District Judge Henry T. Wingate. This hearing will take place via Zoom. Email to follow with Zoom information. (TDB)

The motion states: 

 Mr. Epps suffers from an array of illnesses, such as hyperlipidermia, hypertension, unspecified glaucoma, enlarged prostate, and gout. (See Exhibit 1, Medical Record). Most importantly, concerning this motion, Mr. Epps has suffered from a confirmed case of COVID-19.As the Court is well aware, the health risks associated with COVID-19 are grave and can be fatal. The hazardous situation caused by COVID-19, combined with the law analyzed below, justifies allowing Mr. Epps to serve the remaining months of his sentence on house arrest.

 18 months have passed and Mr. Epps is still with us in body and spirit. The Court taking such a long period of time to even hold a hearing on the motion is probably a strong hint on how the Court will rule.  Lamar Adams struck out when he tried to pull the same trick.



Anonymous said...

Well, I mean, how could someone be expected to pay their debt to society when they have high blood pressure? He should have time tacked on for wasting taxpayer money attempting this.

Anonymous said...

So he is special because he is suffering from ailments that almost all men suffer during old age.

"Officer, you can't arrest me because I have high BP and an enlarged prostate."

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

I have gout too. Take your dern Allopurinol and stop bitching. Every man over 60 likely has delt with worry about prostate cancer. If e was a free man, his doctor will likely tell him he will die of something else, so don't worry about your prostate. His other medical complaints are nothing more tan flim flam. He is where he took a chance on being when he violated the law. Leave him there longer and let him enjoy the fruits of his lawlessness.

Anonymous said...

Don't let him out. He is just going to spend the stolen money when he gets out.

Anonymous said...

notice how those high paid lawyers had by epps and adams have disappeared

Anonymous said...

He'll live just fine where he is. What I read is what many of us out here have but continue to work honestly day to day. Maybe he needs to get off his fat ass more and move around. I say that not knowing what his normal day in the Fed Med is like.

Anonymous said...

Covid is a joke, every man over 50 probably has an enlarged prostate, and high cholesterol?

Try again......

Anonymous said...

He has free health care. And food.

Anonymous said...

Don't think his problems are as much medical as they are reality. He sees his and Cecil's deal were peanuts compared to the ex-gov and crew. Wants a second chance at that state money to go along with what has been hidden from his first go round.

Anonymous said...

They are long term friends.

Anonymous said...

With a blow hard like wind gate there's no chance of Epps getting out. Epps need to stay in jail anyway tho

Anonymous said...

I hope you all are correct that Epps won't get out of jail anytime soon. I am sure he quickly learned that is sucks to be him when the tables are turned and he is the inmate. I have no one bit of sympathy for him. I hope he stays in prison for his entire sentence.

I do have a question though: Why is Ms. Abby filing this anyway? Doesn't she have an ethical obligation to assure that things she files have some merit? This certainly doesn't. As everyone above has stated, the "health" conditions are nothing unusual. Hell, he even survived having COVID, so how is that even a problem? Perhaps Wingate will get on her hard for filing a frivolous motion during oral argument.

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

I apologise to everyone here. This report continued to disturb me, so Mr. Google and I spent time together researching these complaints.

"such as hyperlipidermia, hypertension, unspecified glaucoma, enlarged prostate, and gout."

I am forced to assume the complaint actually ment Hyperlipidemia and not hyperlipidermia. In any case, Mr Epps has an imbalane in his "Good" cholesterol and his "Bad" cholesterol. In short, he needs to be more careful about what he eats and take his statin drugs. I had these same problems for years, then quickly corrected them through drug therapy utilizing cholesterol medication that is very cheap, and most likely available at Parchman. He needs to ease back from the table at mealtime and walk around the prison yard another lap or two, since exercise like walking can oftermake a noticable difference. Skipping whatever desserts they offer prisoners (Perhaps none), will also help, likely more than sending him home.

I also have unspecified glaucoma, which means my Optomitrist tells me "You have some hardening and cloudyness in your lenses, Too little to do catarac surgery on you at this time." If I can't/shouldn't get surgery as a free man, his doctor will likely tell him the same thing if he is at home, rather than at Parchman.

I misspoke when I said prostate cancer and I apologize for that. His complaint actually says he has an "enlarged prostate", which means he has trouble taking a piss and ay nt be able to "get it up". Sorry if that stateent offends, but it describes enlarged prostate pretty accurately. Neither of these "requires" treatment outside the fences of Parchman Prison.

I will stick to my statements concerning Gout. I understand there is a new gout study at UMMC he could probably enter that might actually benefit humanity more than sending him home early.

I feel better now, simply having a more accurate understanding of Mr Epps complaints and how they have no bearing on his inability to complete his prison sentence.

Thanks for reading my drivvel.

Anonymous said...

Epps, like the vast majority of males that age, will die WITH a prostate issue and not FROM a prostate issue.

Anonymous said...

A year and a half on Wingate’s docket means nothing.

Anonymous said...

He didn't mention having incarceritis.

That'sMisterDeplorableToYou said...

The motion says his lawyer is a princess, can you believe that!? Princess Abby. I ain't even knowed we had no princesses in these parts. That's a slick move on his part though because princesses are known for generally getting what they want. The prosecution better get them a Duke or an Earl or some such to lawyer for them in opposition to it.

Anonymous said...

18 months in Wingate's courtroom is kind of quick.

Judge Wingate will be honored when he leaves the bench. But his inability to move a case has caused repeated injustice.

Anonymous said...

I find it laughable that Polybear is correcting spelling in the same post where he used the words:
and ay nt be

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

Another apology from me to the readers. I have no idea why I didn't read this is a Federal facility and he is there on feberal charges. IMO, very few federal prisoners get time off. Whatever the federal judge gives you is usually what you serve. At least that is my understanding. Thinking this, I am uncertain why the judge agreed to hear the appeal and also believe he stands little chance for sympathy from the bench.

We'll see what happens (what I change) the next time I read Mr. Kigfish's post.

Anonymous said...

Free this man. Just like Farve, Bryant knew what he was doing too! They are just as guilty and walking around free!

Anonymous said...

Can we trade Epps’ release in exchange for Brett Favre & Phil Bryant to be imprisoned?

Anonymous said...

12:31, I am more concerned that Polybear thinks an enlarged prostate causes impotence. I hope he is not a plumber. He has some pipes all mixed up. Lordy.

Anonymous said...

@2:20 PM Indirectly, it does, due to the meds prescribed for BPH, specifically dutasteride.

Pink Pants and Matching Flops said...

Can counsel for the appellant tell the court how home confinement would improve or correct any of the stated medical issues faster, better or more sensibly than will continued imprisonment with the treatment available and being received through MDOC?

If he's to be kicked back in a recliner watching the Nicks and Buffalo, he'll be a diabetic within a year. Leave that banana-puddin'-head where he is.

Anonymous said...

Keep him a little longer so he can help former MDHS executive director John Davis get settled in!

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

Mr 12:31

We are all friends here. You can cal me Zerobear.

Regarding the misspellings, have you ever tried hitting them little keys with paws?

I thought not. Really Harz

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the federal courts, excellent medical care is available in prison. He will live to serve his sentence in full.

Anonymous said...

Phil is walking around free as a bird, why not Chris too?

Anonymous said...

5:59 - The only reason I can think of is that Chris has been convicted of federal crimes and Phil hasn't been.

Chris is a bird too. A caged one.

LoMo said...

Judge Wingate's dilatory ruling on the case has nothing to do with Epps' or anyone else's cases. That's just how he conducts his court. Some of y'all remember when the Fifth Circuit was forced to take cases away from a couple years back because of his backlog?

Anonymous said...

He almost died from COVID once and has had it again recently. If the BOP is so great, why are nurses and social workers filling in a correction officers. Trust me, the healthcare and facilities aren't rated A+ the way people assume. If he stays, hopefully he'll welcome Phil, Shaz, and Tater Tot along with all of our state's other "good, Christian" politicians and help them get acclimated the prison environment. Their brewing scandals put his to shame. What a bunch of hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

30 comments and not a one worried about the money spent by Bryant ET Al…we’re too worried about taking someone’s story to report here…I must’ve forgotten journalism was about the journalist and not the story…

KF - I’ve been a supporter and have commented a lot, but this isn’t journalism…just old soup reheated

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