Harrison County Jail in 'state of eme...

Harrison County Jail in 'state of emergency' after 4 inmates escape

There are 17 comments on the The Mississippi Press story from Jan 27, 2008, titled Harrison County Jail in 'state of emergency' after 4 inmates escape. In it, The Mississippi Press reports that:

“We believe a diversion was created while they used a 300-pound door from one of the cell blocks as a battering ram”

Three of four inmates who escaped Sunday from the Harrison County jail were back in custody while the jail faces a state of emergency. via The Mississippi Press

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randy

Montgomery, AL

#1 Jan 28, 2008
Sheriff,
YOU KNEW the conditions when YOU ran for office...Bringing up the past does NO good! You have a Great wardon and looks like the board of supervisors will Finally fund the jail so FIX IT!
News Flash

Denison, TX

#2 Jan 28, 2008
Just on 10pm news one of the escapee is now dead after being recaptured.....Payne II has started out with a bang hasn't he.... 4 escapes and a death in under 30 days
Alix Green

Big Spring, TX

#3 Jan 31, 2008
I am the "DEAD INMATE'S" grieving baby sister in Texas. I'm at a loss of what is going on, I don't understand why I had to lose my brother. I am absolutely in shock of the conditions of this jail that I am learning about from the long list of different reports of the numerous problems that the jail is having. I just don't understand why any of those problems have not been fixed. Why aren't they important, will they be important now??? This news has gone all over Texas will our loss be enough for you now to give these conditions the attention they need?? Cody is my only brother and now he is indefinitely gone.
News Flash

Denison, TX

#4 Feb 3, 2008
Sorry for your loss Alix, Although it was his own misconduct that placed him in the system, He did not deserve to die in the jail in the manner he did. The problems at the Jail have been in existance for years and there will be nothing done to correct them that is a sad fact of life in Harrison county. Our biggest problem is the corruption that seems to be to deeply rooted to clear it out...Until some of the Major players are caught with thier hand on the smoking gun and they start talking it will be business as usual here and common people will suffer
Kelly McDaniel

Houston, TX

#5 Feb 4, 2008
"News Flash" while I appreciate your report of the situation, I believe that "Sorry for your Loss" is not even going to cover this one. As a friend of the grieving mother and sister of this young man, and as an employee within the prison system itself, You folks can be sure that there will be inquiries made by the people with the authority to lay all their corruptness bare. There will be a reckoning for the loss of this young man, you wait and see.
News Flash

United States

#6 Feb 11, 2008
Kelly If you have connections to root out the evil here Please DO use them we need the help
Alix Green

Big Spring, TX

#7 Apr 10, 2008
Yes it was his actions that landed him in that horrible place, but he was put in there as his punishment. He was put in a box away from everyday life, from friends, family, a good ol' cheese burger, or what ever else it is that everyone enjoys in the "free world". He, along with all other inmates, are not put in these facilities to be punished for the span of thier sentences. The punishment for an inmate should be the time behind bars not the staff or other inmates threats, abuse or whatever else that person thinks is "ok". WHAT HAPPEN IS WRONG AND STILL MAKES NO SENSE, THERE ARE PIECES TO THIS PUZZLE MISSING.
David McGee

Page, AZ

#8 Jul 20, 2008
I have been in this prison before, and it really really sucks. it's always very cold because they keep having outbreaks of staph. when you are incarcerated, you have NO rights in this prison. NONE. it's hard taking care of personal hygiene. The guy who died had every right to escape as far as I am concerned
Alix Green

Greenville, NC

#9 Aug 6, 2008
Thank you David for you comment... that is one thing that we are wanting... as Cody's family we would really appreciate if anyone could tell us anything about the messed up ABUSE that is happening in this "prison." If anyone who has been incarcerated in this place could tell us anything that they experienced personally we would really appreciate it... its just not right, these people are not animals and this isnt supposed to be a torture chamber.
Brandon Biloxi

United States

#10 Aug 15, 2008
I, unfortuately, have been in the harrison county jail and served 37 days for an old lifestyle about 1 1/2 years ago. The medical staff in this place is the worst. I recieved my a medical slip saying they have to test everyone in the jail for diseases and had to prick me with a needle in open area. There was no sanitation other than a swab of alcohol on my skin area. I was in the area where everyone was at. I do believe, if you commit the crime you have to do the time. There are a lot of whiners in jail but it is freezing there. I believe it's a lesson to be learned for anyone that breaks the law...you're going to freeze. I will never go back to Harrison County Jail ever.
Biloxi resident

United States

#11 Aug 15, 2008
The people from Texas who are blaming the Harrison county Jail for the inmates breakout are a little bit over the edge. No one made those inmates breakout of jail. They made a choice and they paid the consequence of that choice. It's sad that someone had to pay with their life; but, a person of minimal intellect would know that if caught the possibility of bodily harm or even death is a very real possibility, especially at the Harrison country jail where an inmate was beaten to death by a guard a few years ago even after he was restrained.

Biloxi Brandon, when a person is an inmate, no one cares whether they are warm One reason for a cold environment is to inhibit bacterial growth. An alcohol swab is adequate sanitary technique for a finger prick except a cotton ball is sometimes used to prevent dilution of the blood sample with the alcohol on the prep pad.
sick of corruption

Peachtree City, GA

#12 Aug 29, 2008
News Flash wrote:
Kelly If you have connections to root out the evil here Please DO use them we need the help
I agree totally, look what happened with jesse william, and there are still corrupt jailers lurking in there,they just didnt get caught yet!and payne's long arm still has reach..the dirty south people this isnt houston, texas!
sick of corruption

Peachtree City, GA

#13 Aug 29, 2008
Kelly McDaniel wrote:
"News Flash" while I appreciate your report of the situation, I believe that "Sorry for your Loss" is not even going to cover this one. As a friend of the grieving mother and sister of this young man, and as an employee within the prison system itself, You folks can be sure that there will be inquiries made by the people with the authority to lay all their corruptness bare. There will be a reckoning for the loss of this young man, you wait and see.
I only could pray that more could be uncovered there,but ya better bring the feds again, cause locally you will get NO where,sorry for your loss !
sick of corruption

Peachtree City, GA

#14 Aug 29, 2008
Biloxi resident wrote:
The people from Texas who are blaming the Harrison county Jail for the inmates breakout are a little bit over the edge. No one made those inmates breakout of jail. They made a choice and they paid the consequence of that choice. It's sad that someone had to pay with their life; but, a person of minimal intellect would know that if caught the possibility of bodily harm or even death is a very real possibility, especially at the Harrison country jail where an inmate was beaten to death by a guard a few years ago even after he was restrained.
Biloxi Brandon, when a person is an inmate, no one cares whether they are warm One reason for a cold environment is to inhibit bacterial growth. An alcohol swab is adequate sanitary technique for a finger prick except a cotton ball is sometimes used to prevent dilution of the blood sample with the alcohol on the prep pad.
as some guards have been known to say.. "You leave your rights at the gate, you are now property of harrison county" and they make sure you dont forget it!
concerned

Florence, SC

#15 Oct 29, 2008
I have a relative that was recently transfered there and i am definitely concerned about his health and welfare.Im in South Carolina and cannot get any information about him.I work for a federal organization and will make some calls.
Alix

Big Spring, TX

#16 May 19, 2011
so what you are saying is since the conditions are so messed up and the people that are supposed to be caring for these people that are taking their punishment are so abusive thatit is up to them to just look the other way and pray or beg that they dont turn out the same i dont know who agreed liked and thought your words were interesting but they were quite the opposite narrow minded and unintelligent
lisa

Stone Mountain, GA

#17 Mar 28, 2013
I have been in jail there before a few years back. A minor crime and I will tell you that no matter your crime, you will be treated ugly. Some of the guards would put you on lockdown just bc they didn't like you. Its horrible! No blankets, lights on, can't read, nothing, and freezing. I don't believe anyone should be treated that way. Its hard enough being locked away. No family, friends, calls, etc...... that is the worst jail I have ever heard of.

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