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THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI: Mississippi Death Row Contact Visits

THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI: Mississippi Death Row Contact Visits | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it

The men and woman on Mississippi death row have went years, and some even decades without human contact. It is said a baby would die without human contact. So will the spirit of a adult without contact.

We are working on a joint effort with the men and woman on Mississippi death row to help them attain contact visits with there loved ones. They need our support out here to achieve this goal. Currently in Mississippi, the only time a loved will touch these men and woman is when there body is claimed.

Threats had been made that they would take tv, radio, canteen, phone calls, and visits if we brought attention the the row. This is not true... everything the men and woman on death row get was alloud by court order. They have much to hide, so please join us in this fight for humanity.

Thank you for your support.

We need to sign the petition and email officals
Email; Chistopher Epps Commissioner:
cepps@mdoc.state.ms.us

Emmitt Sparkman Deputy Commissioner:
esparkman@mdoc.state.ms.us

Correction Committee Members:
corrections@aa-mississippi.org

Petition link
http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-bryant-christopher-epps-and-mdoc-allow-mississippi-death-row-inmates-contact-visits

Video link
http://thesilentvoicesofmississippi.blogspot.com/2012/02/ms-petitionwmv.html?spref=fb

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THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI: Justice For William Mitchell

THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI: Justice For William Mitchell | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it

William Mitchell is expecting a execution to be set any time. Once the state gets a date set it is carried out within 30 days. William Mitchell is one of the men named in the Knox Lawsuit, who deceive inadequate counsel.

KNOX V. MISSISSIPPI Justia.com Opinion Summary: In 2010, sixteen death-sentenced inmates, including Steve Knox (the inmates), filed a complaint in the Chancery Court. The essence of their complaint was that due to defects in both the statutory structure and the performance of the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel (MOCPCC), they were deprived of their right to obtain meaningful state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus review of their convictions and death sentences. The inmates requested injunctive relief against the State due to alleged violations of their rights to competent, appointed, post-conviction counsel. The State moved to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. After a hearing, the chancery court found that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the complaint because the inmates' "attack on the death sentences and post-conviction judicial reviews of [their] convictions" was cognizable under the Uniform Post-Conviction Collateral Relief Act (UPCCRA). The chancery court dismissed the complaint. Upon review, the Supreme Court affirmed, finding the chancery court lacked jurisdiction over the inmates claims because the claims were embraced by the UPCCRA.

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http://www.change.org/petitions/the-governor-of-ms-demand-justice-for-william-mitchell

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Inmate dies at central Mississippi youth prison

Inmate dies at central Mississippi youth prison | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
Mississippi corrections officials are investigating the death of an inmate at the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility.
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Commissioner Of Corrections: Allow Mississippi Death Row Inmates Contact Visits

Commissioner Of Corrections: Allow Mississippi Death Row Inmates Contact Visits | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
This is a campaign to attempt to receive contact visits with our loved ones. I would like to request everyone to please sign and email.
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Mental Illness does not prevent Mississippi Executions MORE

Mental Illness does not prevent Mississippi Executions MORE | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
Special Guest - Michelle Schmude Edwin Hart Turner was executed in Ms in Febuary. He had severe history of mental illness. Even attepmted suicide by shooting half his face off.
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Death Penalty News: Mississippi executes William Mitchell

Death Penalty News: Mississippi executes William Mitchell | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it

Mitchell becomes the 11th condemned inmate to be put to death this year in the USA and the 1288th overall since the nation resumed executions on January 17, 1977. There are 2 more scheduled executions in the country next week (Texas and Alabama), up to 7 more in April and 5 more in May.

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In Memory of William Gerald Mitchell

In Memory of William Gerald Mitchell | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it



Remember me when I am gone away. Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand. Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me: you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray. Yet if you should forget me for a while And afterwards remember, do not grieve: For if the darkness and corruption leave A vestige of the thoughts that once I had. Better by far you should forget and smile Than you should remember and be sad.

~ Christina Rossetti

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In Loving Memory Of Matthew Puckett

In Loving Memory Of Matthew Puckett | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it


Farewell My Friend It was beautiful as long as it lasted The journey of my life. I have no regrets whatsoever save the pain I’ll leave behind. Those dear hearts who love and care… And the strings pulling at the heart and soul… The strong arms that held me up When my own strength let me down. At every turning of my life I came across good friends, Friends who stood by me, Even when the time raced me by. Farewell, farewell my friends I smile and bid you goodbye. No, shed no tears for I need them not All I need is your smile. If you feel sad do think of me for that’s what I’ll like when you live in the hearts of those you love, remember then you never die.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Death row inmate asks US Supreme Court to stop his execution scheduled for Thursday | The Republic

Death row inmate asks US Supreme Court to stop his execution scheduled for Thursday | The Republic | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
JACKSON, Miss. - William Mitchell has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution now scheduled for Thursday at the state prison in Parchman.
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Puckett eats last meal, writes in final hours

Puckett eats last meal, writes in final hours | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
Larry Matthew Puckett is currently eating his last meal, Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps said.
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Inmate's Supporters Seek To Block Miss. Execution

Inmate's Supporters Seek To Block Miss. Execution | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
JACKSON, Miss. -- Thousands of people have signed an online petition in support of Larry Matthew Puckett, who's scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Tuesday Monday, March 19, 2012.
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For 16 years, death row inmate has dealt with life by writing

For 16 years, death row inmate has dealt with life by writing | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
As condemned killer Larry Matthew Puckett has sat on death row the last 16 years, he has not been silent.
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Mississippi Prison Watch

Mississippi Prison Watch | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it

Community resource for monitoring the treatment of prisoners in Mississippi. Documenting Human Rights Abuses for those imprisoned. Prisoners speaking up for Humanity.

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New superintendent chosen for Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman

New superintendent chosen for Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
Clarksdale native Ernest Lee will move from warden to superintendent of Mississippi’s largest and oldest prison.
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Davis v. Mississippi

Davis v. Mississippi | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it

Davis v. Mississippi Docket: 2010-CA-01770-SCT Opinion Date: May 3,2012

Judge: Dickinson Areas of Law: Constitutional Law,Criminal Law

In 1992,Defendant Jeffrey Davis was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. After the Supreme Court affirmed his conviction and sentence on direct appeal,he filed a petition for post-conviction relief,claiming,among other things,that he was denied effective assistance of counsel at the sentencing phase of his trial. Based on the evidence produced by Defendant's new counsel (evidence that was available to but never discovered or produced by his trial counsel),the Court reversed the trial court's denial of post-conviction relief and remanded the case for a new sentencing trial.

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Earl-Mama Chill Ft Watford Gospel Arts Manna Choir

Tha Song is A True Story, about a man called Edward Earl Johnson who was executed in a Mississippi gas chamber 24 yeas ago today, on 20 May 1987. Edward, a y...
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THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI: innocent man on Mississippi death row

THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI: innocent man on Mississippi death row | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it

Joesph is a innocent man on Mississippi death row. He had his Post Conviction Relief denied yesterday.
Opinion Summary: In 1994, Defendant Joseph Patrick Brown (a.k.a. Peanut Brown) was convicted of capital murder for shooting a convenience-store clerk to death on August 8, 1992, during the commission of an armed robbery. Defendant was sentenced to death by lethal injection. His conviction and sentence were affirmed by the Supreme Court. On March 17, 1998, Defendant filed an application for post-conviction relief, which the Supreme Court granted in part, for the sole purpose of determining whether Defendant's trial counsel was ineffective for failing to seek an independent psychological evaluation of Defendant for use as mitigation evidence. A special judge appointed to hear the matter denied Defendant's petition for post-conviction relief, and Defendant appealed. Upon review, the Supreme Court concluded the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying Defendant's motion for discovery, as he failed to show "good cause" for his request. Furthermore, Defendant did not demonstrate that his trial counsel was ineffective in not introducing, as mitigation, a report of Defendant's psychological evaluation or in further investigating Defendant's psychological state. The Court therefore affirmed the trial court's decision to deny Defendant's petition for post-conviction relief.

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Tonight I light two candles.... One for William Gerald Mitchell

Tonight I light two candles.... One for William Gerald Mitchell | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it

Tonight I light two candles.... One for William Gerald Mitchell who is being executed at 6pm in Mississippi. The other for my friend Matthew Puckett who was executed 3/20/12 In the state of Mississippi. May they sleep with the angels

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Inmate asks high court for execution stay

Inmate asks high court for execution stay | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
Inmate William Mitchell was moved to a holding cell next to the execution chamber at the Parchman state prison shortly after Larry Matthew Puckett was put to death Tuesday night, according to Department of Corrections officials.
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Miss. executes man for '95 slaying

Miss. executes man for '95 slaying | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
The parents of Rhonda Hatten Griffis watched the man convicted of her 1995 murder and sexual battery die by lethal injection Tuesday at the State Penitentiary.
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Mary Stennett Puckett

Mary Stennett Puckett | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it


We have heard from the Governor and he has declined Matt's clemency application. We have talked to Matt and he is calm and at peace. He asked that we not worry about him. We prayed that God would free Matt but God has a different definition for free. Matt will finally be free. I told him that he was put on this earth for a purpose and that was to teach us lessons. He asked that we not squander what we had learned and that if we can't love our neighbor, then we cannot get right with God. We want to thank each and every one of you who joined us in this fight. We appreciate the petition signatures, the prayers and all the encouragement we as a family have received.

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Save Matt Puckett - Stop an Innocent Man From Being Executed

Save Matt Puckett - Stop an Innocent Man From Being Executed | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
.Save Matt Puckett - Stop an Innocent Man From Being Executed https://www.change.org/petitions/save-matt-puckett-stop-an-innocent-man-from-being-executed?share_id=NMqTHJlffQ&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter via @change
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1 in 3 Black Men Go To Prison?

1 in 3 Black Men Go To Prison? | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it
1 in 3 Black Men Go To Prison? The 10 Most Disturbing Facts About Racial Inequality in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

In light of these disparities, it is imperative that criminal-justice reform evolves as the civil rights issue of the 21st century.

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TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE THESE LIVES!

TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE THESE LIVES! | THE SILENT VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI | Scoop.it

For those of us who can not attend the conference at the state capital in Jackson Mississippi, tomorrow to support Matt Puckett and William Mitchell..... let's plan to swamp Governor Bryant's office with calls, email, and faxes. TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE THESE LIVES!
Governor Bryant has more than one email and I am sending to both to insure that he gets it. His emails are info@governor.com or Camp.Murphy@governor.ms.gov His phone number is 601-359-3150 His fax is 601-359-3741

http://thesilentvoicesofmississippi.blogspot.com/2012/03/together-we-can-save-these-lives.html?spref=tw

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