Mississippi Prison Reform Coalition Responds to Gov. Tate Reeves’ Announcement of Parchman Unit 29 Closure

Full Statement Via MS Prison Reform Coalition: Last Friday, we held a rally at the State Capitol attended by over 600 people to demand that our elected representatives shut down Parchman and enact prison system reforms. Yesterday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that the state will be closing the notoriously inhumane Parchman Unit 29, where multiple deaths have occurred in the last month alone.  While we are hopeful that Gov. Reeves will follow through with this promise, we can not ignore the fact that he failed to provide a detailed plan…