Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics
 

Title

Tackling the Mississippi Prison Problem

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Publication Date

4-15-2015

Disciplines

American Politics | Journalism Studies

Abstract

A panel discussion by leading figures in the state’s attempt to reform its prison contracts and avoid the sort of allegations that have dogged the East Mississippi Correctional Unit, now the defendant in a federal lawsuit. The panel includes Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher, a veteran lawman with a mandate to clean up prison crime, Jackson attorney Andy Taggart of the governor’s task force, Senator Lydia Chasseniol of the Senate Corrections Committee, and Eric Lambert, chairman of Legal Studies at Ole Miss. Clarion-Ledger investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell, who has penned a series on prisons, serves as moderator.

Relational Format

video recording

Extent

0:59:04

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