Security Cameras Capture Horrific Mississippi Prison Conditions

Security Cameras Capture Horrific Mississippi Prison Conditions


[sustained beep] At 1510 hours Offender C. was pronounced deceased. [heartbeat thumping] video showing prison officials and officers rushing down hall with prisoner on emergency bed [heartbeat thumping video of prison officials doing cpr on body ] On October 14, 2011 the prisoner was found hanging from a braided bed sheet Days before he submitted a sick call request stating .” I’m depressed and am going to kill myself.” Days before he then gave away his possessions to other prisoners and told and officer he would get out of his cell any way he could. [sustained beep] The East Mississippi Facility is supposed to treat mentally ill

97 Comments

  • Roberto Allende

    May 30, 2013

    This proves nothing. I support the ACLU but this is really a terrible and pointless video. Get rid of the heartbeat soundtrack.

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  • texxs01

    May 30, 2013

    Thanks

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  • texxs01

    May 30, 2013

    I don't think it's supposed to be evidence, I think it's supposed to be awareness raising…
    I'm with you though, there's so much evidence out there they could use that.

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  • texxs01

    May 30, 2013

    Yes, because honest, reasonable and mentally healthy people like yourself want LESS rights.

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  • Big Red Dog

    May 30, 2013

    Propaganda

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  • Sean B.

    May 30, 2013

    If they want to off themselves, then let them. It's not YOUR job to stop them. Someone is going to kill themselves if they really want to regardless.

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  • texxs01

    May 30, 2013

    You were speaking about the ACLU the American CIVIL LIBERTIES Union – you know an organization devoted to protecting YOUR rights. If you can't make that connection, my sympathies.

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  • John Kloc

    May 30, 2013

    SPLC, same org that says constitutionalist and Christians are enemy's of the state??? ๐Ÿ™

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  • Dusky Twightlighter

    May 30, 2013

    We may not like them, but when we lock someone up we become responsible for them. There is no excuse for human rights violations on the street or in a prison.

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  • skullaria

    May 30, 2013

    Well in Georgia they just let other prisoners kill them while they are being processed before they even GET there.

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  • Chelo Creations

    May 30, 2013

    Fire the staff, warden and everyone else who is responsible for the prison.

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  • KellyinPDX503

    May 30, 2013

    From what I've seen by some people who call themselves Constitutionalist or Christians… I would say the SPLC has a point.

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  • KellyinPDX503

    May 30, 2013

    That is a very uneducated response to mental illness and it's consequences.

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  • KellyinPDX503

    May 30, 2013

    Be careful, you don't sound as if you are all that mentally stable yourself there buddy, and as this video demonstrates, we put the mentally ill in prison in this country.

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  • Sean B.

    May 30, 2013

    Well let's see…we save money. Less work for the prison guard guys. Everyone wins.

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  • 662chillin

    May 31, 2013

    Hopefully this lawsuit is the first domino to fall that not only exposes the local, state and federal elected officials who allowed these private prisons here in Mississippi to operate without oversight but also exposes MDOC Commissioner Christopher Epps (who the lawsuit is filed against) and holds him ACCOUNTABLE. This is the same Epps who allowed Walnut Grove to operate as a war zone until the FEDS stepped in. Then he allows MTC (another private prison company) to take it over as well as EMCF

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  • mikecorbeil

    May 31, 2013

    Some are dis-/un-likable, but people shouldn't forget:
    a) 2 million or more prison detainees in USA were wrongfully, stupidly, and racially sentenced to prison when they weren't and aren't guilty of any violence; fe, only due to possessing and/or selling the medicinal plant called MARIJUANA.
    b) Of those who were sentenced for violence, it wasn't necessarily against innocent people; it could be against other violent offenders and w/o harming any innocent people.
    c) Socio-psychology and economics.

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  • mikecorbeil

    May 31, 2013

    You should save those words for the prison industrial complex companies. The more people fill prisons, the more money it is for these cies and the greater the "need" will be for constructing more prisons to be filled, causing the chiefs of these companies to continue to climb in profits.
    ACLU is an organization for civil rights and liberties. As for the Southern Poverty Law Center, there's possibly some good about it, but it also merits serious criticism in some important respects as well.

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  • Casstiel

    June 5, 2013

    Root in hell? That sounds like fun.

    You say you only care about your human rights, yet fail to see that human rights are not human rights if they are not shown to all humans. If one human's rights are violated and we turn a blind eye who is to say that yours aren't next?

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  • Casstiel

    June 5, 2013

    Uhm no, they are an effect of human nature. There have been "criminals" since the dawn of civilization. Most of our laws had their beginnings in the bible. Their society was much different from ours.

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  • Casstiel

    June 5, 2013

    Actually it IS their job, that's the whole point of the video.

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  • Casstiel

    June 5, 2013

    If you truly think that saves anybody money you're delusional.

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  • Casstiel

    June 5, 2013

    The cools? What? You really have no idea what you're even talking about do you? I did not create the system any more than you did. The world is the way it has been for thousands of years. this "monster" you speak of has been with us that whole time. Humans have not followed nature for a very long time because we like to think that we aren't animals. We are more animal than any other creature out there.

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  • matthewXL

    June 5, 2013

    im so glad that prison is aweful…i hope some asshole kills the kids of some aclu member and then he can sue to make that guys prison stay more enjoyable. wtf is wrong with the aclu…next they will be helping terrorists plan attacks on america so they dont get cramps in their wrists.

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  • Casstiel

    June 6, 2013

    Yeah that I can believe.

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  • Simalacrum

    June 6, 2013

    What, you think that every single person in prison is a psychotic murderer or terrorist?

    Most people in prison are just normal people who were a) desperate, or b) in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is especially true of the mentally disabled.

    Being prisoners doesn't make them less than human. They still have basic human rights and we have a responsibility to be humane where criminals were not.

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  • SabineCorinna unger

    June 6, 2013

    you miss the entire point of the article. you can lock people away but you can not treat them bad if you think that even the very best of jails are a nice place to be then you know very little of what goes on. rather than hope someones child is kill you had better hope that no one you care for ever goes to a place like this because of a mistake they make. good people end up in jail also. but then you don't know anyone that drives a car or owns or has a sickness that makes it hard to understand.

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  • reik0suave

    June 6, 2013

    You know what I've noticed about the negative comments on this video? They miss the meaning of what the American Prison System is supposed to be about. It's not supposed to be about hiding shady and off putting people away from "normal" society. It's supposed to be about rehabilitation. About taking people in who have done wrong, punish them for what they did and show them that there is a better way. But, that point has escaped many who are commenting here.

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  • Larkinchance

    June 7, 2013

    I am horrified to say that this is only the beginning.

    Tyranny condoned for one person put all of us in danger..

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  • Ricardo Camacho

    June 8, 2013

    Motherfucking beeping sound scared the living fuck out of me.

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  • Krisi Allen

    June 8, 2013

    Well, if the guy didn't break the law in the first place, he wouldn't have been in prison. Most of the people in prison have raped/murdered children, women, men, tortured small animals and are generally really messed up to have gotten themselves in trouble. I don't feel a bit sorry for him or anyone else in jail. Prison is punishment. Period. Prison is hell on Earth and is your reward for being an evil selfish prick.

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  • Krisi Allen

    June 9, 2013

    Give me a break. If someone is in jail, its their own damn fault and there is no excuse. Don't play the mental illness card either.. that's bullshit too.

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  • MegaMoose1989

    June 9, 2013

    Most people in Prison are there for non-violent drug crimes, all the crimes you mention are violent.

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  • yoshiro23

    June 9, 2013

    To me it would depend on the reason they are in prison to begin with. if they are murderers they care nothing for another human being thus have separated themselves from a caring society that should look after their rights. and I would agree to let them rot. If a prisoner cares nothing for a human life from their point of view we should not care about them more than basic life needs, nothing more. that'
    s my two bits.

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  • MegaMoose1989

    June 9, 2013

    Even the unpopular deserve some humane treatment, otherwise you begin a slippery slope to a total police state.

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  • PlanetClaireDeluxe

    June 9, 2013

    i can find absolutely no public record on this inmate/suicide. lots of records of others hanging themselves with sheets, plenty of horrific accusations about this facility, but nothing for this facility on this date, this inmate nor the circumstances of the situation. still looking. what is being hidden here? this should be a matter of public record and yet, it is as if someone somewhere either has information they don't want us to know or this simply didn't happen. what gives?

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  • texxs01

    June 9, 2013

    Now you're just embarrassing yourself.

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  • qu33ns1n

    June 9, 2013

    You may not realize this but the majority of offenders are in prison due to drugs. Even most violent offenders will admit they made a poor decision and would go back and fix it if they could. The idea of prison is to punish and rehabilitate – you can't do that when you aren't treating these humans like..oh I dunno – humans.

    Its nice though that you feel so confident that you've never made a mistake or hurt someone when you didn't mean to. Good for you!

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  • qu33ns1n

    June 9, 2013

    No one is suggesting that prison is a day spa, but it is LEGALLY the state's responsibility to make sure they are safe and provided with health care.

    If you want don't want your tax dollars wasted in the prison system you should start working for more rehabilitation programs so that people who had a drug problem or anger issues can learn how to deal and correct those things rather than being locked up for years and years.

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  • Matthew Busch

    June 9, 2013

    Its the fault of society that non violent drug offenders are taken into prisons and as result we pay billions of dollars for these people instead of sentencing them to programs that do not even work. Most people who take drugs are trying to find a way to escape and as a result are not a direct threat to society. And it is coming out of your money if you pay taxes that is.

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  • Matthew Busch

    June 9, 2013

    Well not all of society it is the fault of law makers and politicians and greedy prohibitionists.

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  • Colin Yapp

    June 9, 2013

    Really, when you come back to this planet let me know. The ACLU defends the rights of many classes of people.

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  • Colin Yapp

    June 9, 2013

    First off do any of you know why he was in prison. Further, we are responsibile for prisoners well being and prison is supposed to be rehabilitative not an institution to create angry and bitter individuals. We are doing a very shitty job of both. Also, we continue this endless drug war that has been converting non violent drug users in criminals that are now rejects of society that have been mistreated by prison officials and prisoners. The circle is neverending.

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  • ะœะธัั ะšัั‚ ั‚ััั‚ะธะบ

    June 9, 2013

    Agreed. I guess I should of been more specific, when I said "fuck these people" I was thinking of violent offenders and such. Drug law are a joke and people don't deserve the punishments they get for drug offences or petty crimes. Our prisons do need better rehabilitation programs for those who make it through the system so they won't end up back in there. But as far a violent offenders are concerned, (rape, assault, murder, and so on) those people need to stay right where they are.

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  • Gary Yentaslavich

    June 9, 2013

    A society is judged by how it treats its least valuable citizens. I have provided health care in correctional facilities in the past, and I can say that neither the inmates nor the staff were perfect people. It creates a difficult situation when you lock 1000 people into a brick building. Mental health care in a correctional setting is comprised primarily of treatment with pharmaceuticals. If you don't like those realities, you can try to change them, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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  • Ivy Shoots

    June 9, 2013

    Violent or unconstitutional compulsion is not "American," but your inclusion of "Christan" [sic] makes YOUR anti-Semitic, un-American bent obvious. The ACLU defends First Amendment rights; it was started to protect war protesters, but went on to help workers, unions, people of color, and religious minorities like Jehovah's Witnesses and atheists. The ACLU has been on the RIGHT side of every issue, from Japanese-American interment to illegal govt promotion of "Cristanty" or however you spell it.

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  • Ivy Shoots

    June 9, 2013

    What a filthy, scummy, dishonest attempt to fool people. You try to smear upstanding Americans for voicing opposition to an objectionable bill, by falsely suggesting they're connected to a heinous criminal, as if their righteous opposition was an effort to help HIM rather than to protect women's rights from repeated "Christian" attempts at erosion? You slimy, lowlife, miserable liar. Bearing false witness against your neighbors, not at all Christian OR American. Shame on you.

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  • Ivy Shoots

    June 9, 2013

    By "monsters" do you mean "school children"? A large part of the ACLU's work is contacting school boards on behalf of students whose religious rights have been denied or ignored. If you believe the crap you wrote, everyone in the world who has to deal with you has my sympathies.

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  • Kreedence KlearWater

    June 9, 2013

    A friend of mine last year was killed in a car crash that didn't involve any other car and some how a LINCOLN randomly rolled over throwing her threw a window she was one of the most beautiful girls i had ever met imagine her after being thrown threw a f***ing window and into a field were she died. Her husband is a criminal has been in and out of jail for years and low and behold for some reason he had his seat belt on. Hes a Latin King, He killed my friend and the Law is worried about this?

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  • Kreedence KlearWater

    June 9, 2013

    He will never be behind bars for that and THAT is the kind of criminal we are suppose to show sympathy for? lol are you kidding me alot of them get killed or commit suicide if they didn't want to be treated that way they should have chose a different fucking path in life everyone has a choice. Not everyone's life is worth saving as sad as that is, it is true.

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  • Kreedence KlearWater

    June 9, 2013

    Oh AND let me add they blacked out his name so you COULDN'T look up his crime. This man could have killed someone or raped a child but you won't know because all you have is a face….. and a video that says "you should care"

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  • Juan Vasquez

    June 10, 2013

    Stupid shit it's a lie.

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  • Nefertity*

    June 11, 2013

    Pigs

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    June 11, 2013

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  • Nerdcore News 1.00

    June 11, 2013

    So breaking the law to abuse criminals is OK, because criminals are awful because they broke the law. You do realize that if you're saying that, you've already proven that you're as dumb as dogs**t, and nothing you say has any value, right? Oh, and if your belief is "they raped kids!" or some other strawman b.s., you might want to remember how much of the prison population is there for drug offenses and other victimless crimes. Of course, that won't make you think, because you're incapable.

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  • Lunita Kauffmann

    June 11, 2013

    So what exactly was his crime that required him to serve 20 years? Found with a joint in his pocket? I doubt it. If he was Black, maybe I'd believe it was something simple, but he did something pretty bad to get that kind of time.
    My rapist, that raped me what I was 2 years old, got 12 years. A man raped a 2 year old and got 12 years, so what the heck did this guy do?

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  • Lunita Kauffmann

    June 11, 2013

    They blacked out his name. But, if you pause it and make it big, you see other things. Like, the fact that he was supposed to serve TWENTY YEARS!

    To give perspective on that: the boys that brutally raped that teenage girl from Ohio got 2 years each. They raped her, videotaped it and made the rape tape into a public joke.

    I was raped when I was 2 and the guy got 12 years.

    This guy got 20. He's white, so no racism card. So, I just don't have sympathy.

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  • David Davis

    June 12, 2013

    People charged with murder or terrorism usually have the most serious mental health issues. For example a schizophrenic man threatens the police while in a stupor and is charged with terrorism, or a bipolar man kills a family member while manic. These cases are very sad.

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  • Zef Kneel-Son

    June 12, 2013

    Any evidence for that statement?
    No. Of course not.
    Check your confirmation bias.

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  • aks25aks

    June 14, 2013

    The only monsters that belong in prison for life are hardcore sexual predators and rapists. Get rid of those disgusting maggots and ALOT of problems will be solved. People rotting away in prison for drug offenses is a crime on humanity.

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  • David Davis

    June 19, 2013

    There actually is profit in it. Prisons are expensive to build and run, especially when providing adequate medical treatment. The simple solution is tear 'em down. Judges will have to give more reasonable sentences then.

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  • John Joseph Callahan

    June 29, 2013

    Except for the mentally ill, don't do the crime, and you will not have to do the time.

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  • PA1LAD1N

    July 22, 2013

    Another loser leaves the planet. Bye now.

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  • Aardvarked

    August 15, 2013

    Sadly that has never been what the prison system is about

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  • Nat D

    August 15, 2013

    Willfully ignorant, aren't you?

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  • Nat D

    August 15, 2013

    And people who've killed other people, right?

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  • reik0suave

    August 15, 2013

    Which is why I was talking in suppositions. I was mostly just ranting at all of the people who were essentially just crying out, "Death to anyone who goes to prison." Was just tired of all the mischaracterizations surrounding why people might go to prison and how we should be treating them. Not how we are actually doing it in a lot of cases.

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  • reik0suave

    August 15, 2013

    Also, sadly people were misrepresenting how many years the guy had. Even though he was serving 20 that doesn't mean anything considering Aaron Swartz was being charged with enough non-violent counts to effectively get him 140 years in prison. For hurting nobody at all.

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  • Jason Steel

    September 15, 2013

    Not only that, but serving time is supposed to be your sentence. Once you've served your time, you've PAID YOUR DEBT TO SOCIETY. You aren't supposed to have a lifelong stigma, because you've paid your damned debt.

    This is what you get when you put a profit motive on imprisoning people. The profit isn't in rehabilitating, but…having the prisoners come back, or stay longer. So they're all treated like violent criminals, and like they all deserve life in prison.

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  • Shoot1st

    September 15, 2013

    thumbs down for the annoying fucking beeps.

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  • JellyfishGroupStan

    September 16, 2013

    I think pushing someone to the point of suicide constitutes as "cruel and unusual punishment".

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  • MuppetsRfUN

    September 16, 2013

    Not really, it's called common sense. If you don't do something illegal, you won't go to jail.

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  • jakeirako

    September 16, 2013

    So you think everyone who goes to jail is guilty.

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  • runwild42

    October 1, 2013

    MuppetsRfUN…look up the innocence project

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  • The Boss

    November 6, 2013

    i just did 2 year and shit not joke …its so bad that u be lock up with crazy people but they dont give a fuck …so dont get lock up in the south

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  • Cheri Ward

    November 7, 2013

    Whatever, he made his choices, he was in prison for something he did, he was not there to be babysat or he was there to be punished. The prison system in the USA is 1000 easier then any countries. Grow up and stop blaming everyone but the convict.

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  • nuclear kitties

    December 22, 2013

    I like the message, but the beeps are horrible.

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  • Random User

    December 22, 2013

    I would've given you thumbs up if it weren't for the damned beeps. ย I have hearing problems as is, I don't need YouTube videos blowing out my eardrums like that.

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  • Enrique Sanchez

    December 22, 2013

    I wouldn't set FOOT in the South…who would WANT TO enter a hell hole of such ignorance and hate?

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  • Hotspot

    December 23, 2013

    That loud beeping sound scared the crap out of me!! I am not good with very loud sounds.. u.u"

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  • RB Brown

    May 4, 2014

    Join the ACLU?ย  No thanks.

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  • Jose Paz

    July 31, 2014

    This is probably because EMCF isn't equipped to deal with mentally ill inmates, but because there's nowhere else to send them, they get put at EMCF.

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  • Pam Ryan

    April 10, 2015

    What are you on about.? Looks just like Club Med… except for everything. Re-offending is a given for some of them, I assume. It's not much better here in the UK. Penal reform is the Cinderella of all just causes and it shouldn't be.Not civilized.

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  • Ronald Burgess

    April 12, 2015

    I have a better idea. Don't break the law, stay out of jail and you won't have to be treated like the animal you are in prison. People are forgetting, you no longer have your freedom and you no longer deserve to be treated "fairly" when you make a life out of treating other people unfairly. I'm tired of people bitching on the behalf of scumbags

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  • Elizabeth R

    September 10, 2015

    smci is just as bad.

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  • Amy Lynn

    February 9, 2016

    This was my best friend. I hate this prison. R.I.P. Demon

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  • Sean Wilson

    June 25, 2016

    Wish I was here immediately home sweet home

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  • Jimmy Pearce

    November 22, 2016

    The problem started when the Department of Corruption started closing the max units and sending those prisoners to EMCF…which was not equipped to handle them; as stated,it was built for inmates with mental problems….most did well while on medication….which they did not always take. So many of them cry "wolf" that it's hard to know which ones are telling the truth and need help and which ones only want to stir the pot. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time…..and there is no way everyone can be protected with that many to protect and lack of staff….

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  • tornadolover

    December 6, 2016

    I honestly don't mind prisons like this. I just only want violent offenders to be put away here, not people with mental problems or drug offenders. Those people need rehab, violent offenders however, need punishment and this is perfect for them.

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  • emmeline banks

    April 18, 2017

    no..my husband works here..none of this is true..

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  • Cherokee McGuire

    December 21, 2017

    It is Real…. they don't get the help they really need!!! Thanks MDOC my brother was finally released in 2010 but he came home a very sick man!!! He just passed away in March of this year!!!!!!

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  • Griego Frank

    March 2, 2018

    Inmates get what they got… Go work in a prison. Then make a comment. Or for all you people standing up for them. Let them out to come live with you… We as a nation. Need to come down harder… Most inmates have more free services and rights then the people who keep y'all safe by watching them.

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  • Eli Little

    July 4, 2018

    The bald guy is my dad

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  • Clayton Findley

    January 26, 2019

    and then Mississippi wonder's why they are the laughing stock of the world

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  • Holly Courtney

    May 26, 2019

    Right now wccf in woodville has no power building has been on lockdown for a month..only matter time for somethn bad happens.helo

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  • twenty four Bentley

    May 31, 2019

    I didn't see bad conditions just bad staff and officers

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  • John Jay

    June 15, 2019

    I thought the heart thumping sound effect was coming from me. I have ear buds in and I just guzzled 20oz of coffee, so I thought my own heart was jacked.

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