Walnut Grove inmates' families want y...

Walnut Grove inmates' families want youth prison closed

There are 88 comments on the The Clarion-Ledger story from Feb 28, 2011, titled Walnut Grove inmates' families want youth prison closed. In it, The Clarion-Ledger reports that:

Friends and relatives of those incarcerated at Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility held a candle-light vigil Monday to mark the first anniversary of violence that reportedly injured dozens of inmates.

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Walnut Grove Citizen

Memphis, TN

#88 Aug 7, 2012
It's PRISON......It's not meant to be easy but when you put CRIMINALS with CRIMINALS what do you expect? It sure isn't going to be Sunday school!! I have children and I love them dearly but I'm teaching them that if they break the law and get in trouble and wind up in prison then they will suffer the consequences of their actions. Whether they are innocent of the charges or not is not the topic here. They were convicted of a crime by a juror who heard the testimony and viewed the evidence and from that made the decision of guilt or innocence. It's sad that young adults are in prison but if they are out in public lying, cheating, stealing, or killing one another then they deserve to be placed behind bars and suffer the consequences for their unlawful actions. So what if it is a for-profit company. Do you think if they were in Parchman that it would be any easier??? Hell no! Would probably be worse. As for as this gang or affiliation business....criminals are involved in gangs so when you put the criminals in prison you are putting the gangs in the prison. It isn't the prisons fault. It's the inmates fault for being bringing the gang to the prison. The inmate should've left that crap behind when he got sentenced to prison but no he has to bring his bad behavior with him.....My wise grandmother used to tell me...."If you play with CRAP...you will get the scent of it upon you". Thats good advice and if people would realize IF YOU DO THE CRIME YOU WILL SERVE THE TIME. So all this belly-aching and fussing that is going on ain't worth 2 cents. Maybe if you were more involved with raising your children right when it counted just maybe they wouldn't be in prison now...but thats another story for another day. ALL I'M SAYING IS THIS.....PRISON IS PRISON. ANYWAY YOU CUT IT...IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A PRETTY PLACE. IT'S NOT SCHOOL...IT'S NOT HOME....IT ISN'T A PLACE WHERE YOU GO TO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS TO CHILL AND PLAY BALL OR WATCH TV. IT'S A PLACE WHERE YOU GO TO SERVE YOUR TIME AND BE PUNISHED. PRISON IS PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME YOU COMMITTED. SOME OF YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GROW UP AND REALIZE THAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE CRIMINALS AND ARE BEING PUNISHED FOR CRIMES THEY COMMITTED AGAINST SOCIETY!
mom601

Slidell, LA

#89 Aug 8, 2012
Walnut Grove Citizen wrote:
It's PRISON......It's not meant to be easy but when you put CRIMINALS with CRIMINALS what do you expect? It sure isn't going to be Sunday school!! I have children and I love them dearly but I'm teaching them that if they break the law and get in trouble and wind up in prison then they will suffer the consequences of their actions. Whether they are innocent of the charges or not is not the topic here. They were convicted of a crime by a juror who heard the testimony and viewed the evidence and from that made the decision of guilt or innocence. It's sad that young adults are in prison but if they are out in public lying, cheating, stealing, or killing one another then they deserve to be placed behind bars and suffer the consequences for their unlawful actions. So what if it is a for-profit company. Do you think if they were in Parchman that it would be any easier??? Hell no! Would probably be worse. As for as this gang or affiliation business....criminals are involved in gangs so when you put the criminals in prison you are putting the gangs in the prison. It isn't the prisons fault. It's the inmates fault for being bringing the gang to the prison. The inmate should've left that crap behind when he got sentenced to prison but no he has to bring his bad behavior with him.....My wise grandmother used to tell me...."If you play with CRAP...you will get the scent of it upon you". Thats good advice and if people would realize IF YOU DO THE CRIME YOU WILL SERVE THE TIME. So all this belly-aching and fussing that is going on ain't worth 2 cents. Maybe if you were more involved with raising your children right when it counted just maybe they wouldn't be in prison now...but thats another story for another day. ALL I'M SAYING IS THIS.....PRISON IS PRISON. ANYWAY YOU CUT IT...IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A PRETTY PLACE. IT'S NOT SCHOOL...IT'S NOT HOME....IT ISN'T A PLACE WHERE YOU GO TO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS TO CHILL AND PLAY BALL OR WATCH TV. IT'S A PLACE WHERE YOU GO TO SERVE YOUR TIME AND BE PUNISHED. PRISON IS PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME YOU COMMITTED. SOME OF YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GROW UP AND REALIZE THAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE CRIMINALS AND ARE BEING PUNISHED FOR CRIMES THEY COMMITTED AGAINST SOCIETY!
Well let me let you in on some info..Not everyone was convicted by a juror...And when a new company takes over the prison and says they can run it better then GEO Group and you ex-mayor who by the way was convicted and WAS sentence to PRISON..for the worse of the worse crimes...People on here just want to vent about things...Well when a judge court orders you to the RID Program,GED Classes and A & D Classes...You go from twice a week to 0 with the new MTC @ WGCF and no more RID Program...Some kids well all kids mess up sometimes in their life just most of them don't get caught and for you to put down people,you're NOT in their shoes so don't say shit about parenting skills MR.I'm from walnut Grove,MS who's mayor RAPED little kids and who's guards brought drugs in for the dern inmates to cell for them...and you wonder why they keep getting into trouble!!!!AND of course parents are going to worry about their kids there.Since they aren't getting the right education and help with drugs..you need to NOTE worry or comment when parents want to vent about what goes on in that HELL..and your right they are in prison but they don't deserve to be treated the way that they are..

Since: Dec 05

Minneapolis, MN

#90 Aug 8, 2012
Walnut Grove Citizen: (1)A Federal judge called WG a cesspool and the worst example of abuse he's ever seen and decreed it not fit for children under 18. That's not just prison being prison. (2) Most of the kids at WG have taken plea deals and have not been before a jury. (3) Most of the kids at WG are in for non-violent drug offenses as teenagers. (4)Gangs exist at WG for reasons of survival and protection, a necessary security measure for weaker and vulerable inmates. (5) Crime happens within WG because of the deprivation and poverty of most of the inmates. (6) boredom and lack of mandatory schooling, lock-downs, degrading treatment, violence, and warehousing of young people for no productive reason all contributes to the disgusting environment these kids live in.
mom601

Slidell, LA

#91 Aug 8, 2012
Thank you Ginger,you took the words right out of my mouth...I'm so tired of people thinking it's ok to mistreat the kids who are in WG and anywhere alse for that matter...They need to learn in there NOT learn to hurt people or do other wrong thing,even worse then what sent them there in the first place.
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Fargo, ND

#92 Aug 8, 2012
Hello this is for Walnut Grove Citizen,Iwould like to inform you that in the court order it said nothing about being starved;beaten;or raped we are not saying they should not do time.But Isee were you are coming from since we the citizens of Miss.pay's your salary!And one day the table will be turned and you might under stand what it is all about!!SOuntil then Please KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!!!
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Fargo, ND

#93 Aug 8, 2012
Hello Walnut Grove Citizen;it is me again i have some news to share with you ;we have all been praying about this for a long time but as we know(GOD)answers on his time not ours.the news tonight was that LEGISLATOR CALLS ON PRISON REFORM TO CURB COST-JACKSON-STATE REP.GEORGE FLAGGS D-VICKBURG.So this should put the little town of walnut grove in a state of poor shape since the prison is what keep's it going.When this takes place the private company's will pull out no money to be made.But as we know (GOD) has pulled the sheild away from many wrong doings.Iknow it will not be over night;but it will be soon!He says their are other ways to deal with young men!So I will start praying for your little home town;because it is know as HELL HOLE!!!Read UP and figure it outfor yourself!And made (GOD)forgive the little money hungry town of Wanut Grove and the DEVILS that run it!I go in peace;AMEN!!!
correctional officer

Terry, MS

#94 May 16, 2013
I HAVE WORKED AT THE PRISON ALMOST SINCE IT OPENED AND LET ME TELL YOU THAT A LOT OF WHAT IS BEING SAID IS UNTRUE THERE ARE ISOLATED INSTANCES WHERE GUARDS HAVE HIT INMATES MOST TIMES AFTER BEING SPIT ON OR HAVING URINE TROWN ON THEM WHICH IS AN ASSAULT ALL THE VIOLENCE IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE INMATES GETTING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO TIME OUT OF THEIR CELLS FOR EXERCISE THERE IS A HIGH LEVEL OF GANG AFFILIATION AND GANGS FIGHT WHILE AT THE GROVE I HAVE IN ONE NIGHT COLLECTED 65 SHANKS AT ONE TIME. YES THE INMATES DUE TALK SOME OF THE FEMALE STAFF INTO HAVING SEX WHICH IS CONSIDERED RAPE BUT A LOT OF THE CHARGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE ARE NOT TRUE THE PRISON DOES NEED CLEANING UP SOME GUARDS DO NEED TO BE FIRED BECAUSE THEY ARE TO YOUNG AND STUPID
Baby Mama

Independence, OH

#95 Jun 1, 2013
Free my hubby Lorenzo Jones... meh n lil man loves n misses u so much smooches......

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