This state, unfortunately, is constructing 500 more Supermax beds as we speak, however - no public hearings, no way to stop them...what a waste of precious resources. No one at the ADC seems to know what "evidence-based practice" means or why they should study up on it. For that reason, crime in this state will never really be impacted by the rate at which we incarcerate people - all the state is doing is setting people up to repeat again.
Prisons Rethink Isolation, Saving Money, Lives and Sanity
By ERICA GOODE
Published: March 10, 2012PARCHMAN, Miss. — The heat was suffocating, and the inmates locked alone in cells in Unit 32, the state’s super-maximum-security prison, wiped away sweat as they lay on concrete slab beds.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: March 14, 2012
An earlier version of this article misstated the position of Christopher B. Epps, Mississippi’s commissioner of corrections, in the American Correctional Association. He is president-elect, not president. (Daron Hall is the current president; Mr. Epps takes over in 2013.)