View Full Version : Yet another article bragging on the Mississippi DOC for cutting costs


Amy
05-10-2004, 07:17 PM
The new article gives much credit to the legislature for passing new laws that are intended to reduce over crowding and budget problems. The question I would love to stand in the capital building and ask is this. "Out of the 21,136 inmates in Mississippi prisons, how many of those actually fall into this so-called "non-violent" category?"

Just out of personal observation, my opinion would be that much more than half of the convicted in Mississippi are drug crimes. Drug crimes, other than a simple possession are classified as a violent offense in this state, regardless of the circumstances.

Please don't get me wrong on this. I am more than happy for those who do stand a chance of getting out on these two new laws that have been passed. I just wonder how many are really going to benefit from the legislation. My guess is not many.

The article can be found at http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/state/8633929.htm (http://65.54.184.250/cgi-bin/linkrd?_lang=EN&lah=56950e4d572a44d3bd7f7741483565d9&lat=1084233126&hm___action=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2esunherald%2ecom%2fm ld%2fsunherald%2fnews%2fstate%2f8633929%2ehtm)

riley108
05-12-2004, 03:58 PM
Yeah,I've done some searching around on the DOC website for someone I know.I see people serving 20 to 30 years for drug charges.What about drug rehab instead? That's just my opinion.

Amy
05-12-2004, 09:24 PM
That is my opinion too. Mississippi doesn't seem to want to help anyone. Get poor in this state and you will find that out very quickly.

riley108
05-13-2004, 11:13 PM
Oh trust me, I know.I have 2 best friends.One lives in Memphis and one lives here.When the one that lives here wanted WIC,they came out to her house to see how she lived.My best friend who lives in TN makes twice as much money and easily got food stamps and WIC.