Officers Assaulted

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Officials with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department report that two East Mississippi Correctional Facility officers were assaulted Friday night.

An EMCF inmate was the one who assaulted the officers.

The officers were treated at local hospitals. Their injuries are non-life threatening.

Officials with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department are still investigating this case. So far, no charges have been filed.


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  • by does it matter really Location: mississippi on Jul 24, 2010 at 01:51 PM
    Bottom line is they dont care about the guards or the inmates housed there. But i can say what happend yes was bad, but all prisoners are not bad ppl some yes. However with laws presley vs epps which took place at Parchman The administration breaks justs as many laws as the prisoners it houses from this single incident prisoners have been on lock down unable to shower in 2 men cell which with a mental facility is not suppose to occur being confined to a two man cell. The prisoners have only had cheese sandwiches to eat 3 times a day. Yhea they broke the law but still are human and you cant punish all for the ignorance and complete nonregard for life one had.
  • by Last name:Dover First name: Ben Location: Meridian on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:31 PM
    I myself like David here. Have also worked corrections. I worked in a supermax in the State of Florida for 10 yrs. And know all to well. It's something you have to watch out for. And when it happens and sooner or later it will happen you have to be ready. But also at the same time. The private prison system is not so much worried about the officer saftey or the inmate saftey as they are worried about the bottom dollar. When i first moved here from florida. I went to look at the place and see about getting a job there. And found it to be a total joke 9 years ago and it still is I see.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian Ms on Jul 19, 2010 at 04:49 PM
    Until some higher up in the coperate office takes a hard long look at the facilty nothing is goin to change. Out there if you do not kiss ____ they do not even care for your safty.
  • by bubba Location: on earth waiting on dr. spock on Jul 19, 2010 at 03:56 PM
    beam me up scotty
  • by Anonymous on Jul 19, 2010 at 02:10 PM
    it is the the responsibility of management to make sure this cant happen or all that can be done to prevent this from happening .. like i said there is alot going on there that has gone on for sometime unchecked..
  • by David Location: Meridian on Jul 19, 2010 at 07:39 AM
    @green, EMCF is a prison for mentally ill inmates. It is going to happen no matter who the "boss" is. It happens at prisons all over the world. It is inevitable like death and taxes. Sure there are measures that can be taken to reduce the risk, but it will still happen. I worked in corrections for 9 years at 2 different prison (the first one being EMCF). Assault is just one of the things you have to be prepared for as an officer.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2010 at 08:35 PM
    It's not the bosses, rather, it's the inmates. The MDOC is closing Unit 32 which housed the "baddest of teh bad" and sending them here. EMCF was never intended to house the likes of who they have now. Most new officers come in and find out what they have to go through, and then quit. I would not work there as an officer due to the danager in that particular line of work.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2010 at 08:35 PM
    this company has a lot of troubles from loosing paper work so C.O.'s are not paid to lack of control of the inmates ... due to cutting the staff too short
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jul 18, 2010 at 03:35 PM
    Sounds like the inmate responsible might need that ___ beat. In front of the other inmates.
  • by green Location: meridian on Jul 17, 2010 at 09:12 PM
    this cannot keep happening at this facility.this company needs very badly to change its boss s before an officer gets killed.
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