On a lazy Sunday afternoon, I just remembered I had not seen an old friend. I thought it possible Mississippi Department of Correction may be of help in finding my friend. I went to their inmate search and put in his first name. The search brought up 115 hits. None was my friend. Looking at some of the convictions against these folks I became aghast to find these numbers:#1 40 of the 115 were drug charge offenses.
a. 35% same as our national count 700-k out of 2-mm
#2 407 years of incarceration for these very unpopular business men & and their mental ill employees
a. Average 10.175 per individual (Martha Stewart got .5 years)
#3 5 more were felony DUI where we think we can stop alcoholic from drinking, Would it not be easier to stop them from driving
#4 55 of the remaining got 815.5 years of lock for 51 serious violent crimes
a. 4 were serious non-violent crimes
b. Average of 14.65 years of lock up for the 55
#5 Of the 40 drug related 30 were black
a. hmmmmm really in Mississippi
#6 14 held for life and one (1) death row.
#7 One note worthy of mention Prisoner # 109694 got 12 years for Cocaine Possession
Prisoner #L6497 with identical name gets 5 years for assault with weapon on police officer
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
We sure are losing ground on those in bold