Tackling the Mississippi Prison Problem
American Politics | Journalism Studies
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.
Fisher, Marshall; Taggart, Andy; Chassaniol, Lydia; and Lambert, Eric, "Tackling the Mississippi Prison Problem" (2015). Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. 81.