Friday, 17 August 2012
8/31/69 David Dickerson #177151 9/17/80
William Wilson #129500 9/25/75
Blayde Grayson #37922 9/27/68
Sherwood Brown #26754 9/30/60
Willie Russell #42239 9/30/75
Lisa Jo Chamberlain #122376
Men's Death Row Inmate name and numer Unit 29 J-Bldg Parchman, Ms. 38738
Women's Death Row Inmate name and number MSU Death Row 416 P.O. Box 88550 Pearl, Ms. 39288-88550
Please note we included David Dickerson. He is new to Mississippi death row, and this will be his first birthday at Parchman.
by: Louis Richard
In 2007, Mississippi Commissioner of Corrections, Mr. Christopher Epps, created a rehabilitation program to curb the violence in Mississippi prisons, specifically in Unit 32 at Parchman. Under the direction of then Superintendent Mr.Emmit Sparkman (now Det. Comm.) The two created the high-risk incentive tier program, and it has proven to be a valuable tool for improving the quality of life for the offenders that have participated, as Mr. Epps stated in a interview. They were able to reduce violence, and ultimately the offender population from 1,000 to 300 high-risk offenders, eventually closing Unit 32 in December 2010. What was failed to mention is that under this program and policy, Death Row offenders are classified to participate, but are being excluded. There are not any differences between DR and state offenders classified as high-risk. They are under the very same guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations. It appears the only difference is that Mr. Epps, and Sparkman are under the impression the men on DR are not worthy of a better quality of life.
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Nationwide, the statistical evidence is in; the death penalty is not a deterrent to murder. DNA analysis, forensics and the actions of a concerned citizenship has resulted in the exoneration of 138 condemned men. The inefficiency and inequality of the justice system has been exposed. With these facts in mind, change is coming Mississippi! We have all worked hard, but it is fair to say we needed much more assistance to end this barbaric form of punishment. Let's all stand together, and let our voices be heard. One voice can be over-heard, but the voices of many can't.
Fredrick Bell was sentenced to die for the shooting death of a store owner in 1991 will have his sentenced changed to life without parole. Fredrick previously had a execution date set for December 27, 2010. He received a stay based on the issue if he had in fact, suffered from mental retardation. In February of 2011, the Mississipi Supreme Court granted him a hearing on the issue of whether he suffered from mental retardation. Grenada County Circuit Court, appointed the Forensic Services Unit of the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield as the court's expert. A spokesperson for Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the team of medical professionals determined Fredrick has a full scale IQ of 63. Fredrick Bell's life will now be speared, and resentenced to life without the possibility of parole. We wish to thank everyone, for all the long going support to Fredrick, and the Bell family.
The Silent Voices Of Mississippi was Founded by, Darcy Delaproser and Co-Founded by, Michelle Schmude. It was established to bring attention to what was happening in Mississippi. Both for death row, and state inmates. The Silent Voices of Mississippi is a platform to give the men/women in Mississippi a voice, to bring attention to these cases, and the inhumane conditions these men/women are forced to live in. Darcy has long been a advocate for juveniles, and has advocated many years relentlessly for Joesph Brown, a innocent man on Mississippi's death row. She has long been known as, "The Voice Of The Voiceless". We are proud to announce that Charity Lee from the Ella Foundation, and Mark Clement from Campaign to End the Death Penalty have joined us in our fight. We are working in a combined effort to start a Chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, in Mississippi. We believe this will give the men/women on death row a much larger platform with national support. This can also work as a tool helping the families and loved ones of those incarnated. Please share your thanks and continued support with Mark Clement and Charity Lee, as you all have done so graciously with us over the past year. Silent Voices Of Mississippi, Darcy Delaproser Michelle Schmude