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OVER A CONVICTED KILLER WITH A

GET OUT

OF JAIL FREE CARD. 16 WAPT'S

MIKE

PERCHICK SPOKE WITH THE SHERIFF

ABOUT

THESE CLAIMS. HE'S IN OUR

STUDIO

TONIGHT. MIKE...

49-YEAR-OLD JERRY MACK IS

CONVICTED MURDERER. BUT HE

CLAIMS THAT HINDS

COUNTY GUARDS GAVE HIM A COUNTY

VEHICLE

TO LEAVE THE JAIL AND GO HOME.

TONIGHT-

BOTH SHERIFF TYRONE LEWIS- AND

M-DOC

COMMISSIONER MARSHALL FISHER -

ARE

RESPONDING.

3:24 WE WANT TO GO ON THE RECORD

AND TELL THE PUBLIC, THAT

THAT WAS TOTALLY MISLEADING, ITS

FALSE AND UNTRUE 330

JERRY MACK TOLD CORRECTIONS

INVESTIGATORS THAT HINDS COUNTY

DEPUTIES PAID HIM TO RUN

ERRANDS WHILE

HE WAS OUT.. HE ALSO CLAIMS

THEY

GAVE HIM A CELLPHONE TO STAY IN

CONTACT.

THE SHERIFF SAYS, MDOC

PAPERWORK

MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE

CONVICTED

MURDERER TO LEAVE JAIL

PROPERTY..

AS FAR AS WE'RE CONCERNED, WE

RUN A TIGHT SHIP, AND THESE ARE

MERE ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE NOT

BEEN PROVEN. M-DOC COMMISSIONER

MARSHALL FISHER RELEASED A

STATEMENT SAYING "INMATE MACK

WAS

REQUESTED FOR JAIL SUPPORT IN

2008, NOT

THE JOINT STATE COUNTY WORK

PROGRAM. THAT REQUEST WAS

APPROVED BY THE PRIOR

ADMINISTRATION

OF BOTH AGENCIES.

455 BECAUSE OF THEIR

CLASSIFICATION THEY ARE GIVEN

RIGHTS ON GOOD BEHAVIOR TO BE

RELEASED ON WEEKEND PASSES

FOR ABOUT 72 HOURS. -- WE HAVE

TO EXERCISE THOSE RIGHTS. 5:03

FISHER CONTINUED IN HIS

STATEMENT

A 72-HOUR PASS IS ONLY GRANTED

QUARTERLY FOR JOINT STATE COUNTY

WORK

PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY WORK

CENTER INMATES AND NOT FOR JAIL

SUPPORT INMATES OR SHERIFF'S

TRUSTIES. THIS

ADMINISTRATION IS NOT APPROVING

THESE."

SHERIFF LEWIS SAYS AN INMATE'S

CLASSIFICATION- IS OUT OF HIS

HANDS.

NO MATTER WHAT THEIR CHARGE, IF

THEY'RE CLASSIFIED BY THE

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AND THE

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

THEY FALL UNDER THE SAME RULES

AND REGULATIONS. SO THEY ARE

ABLE

TO GET A 72 HOUR PASS BASED ON

THEIR BEHAVIOR AND BASED ON

THEIR PERFORMANCE. LEWIS SAYS

THEY'RE STILL INVESTIGATING

MACK'S CLAIMS BUT CAUTIONED TO

CONSIDER MACK'S CRIMINAL HISTORY

WHEN LOOKING AT THE CASE.

IF WE FIND THERE WAS SOME

MISBEHAVIOR OR POSSIBLE

VIOLATIONS BASED ON SHERIFF'S

OFFICE EMPLOYEES, WE WILL DEAL

WITH THEM

ACCORDINGLY.

THEY SAY THE INVESTIGATION IS

ONGOING- FOR NOW, MACK IS BACK

IN STATE

CUSTODY, BEHIND BARS WITH NO

PASS.

NOW SHERIFF TYRONE LEWIS SAYS

THEY

WELCOME AND WILL COOPERATE WITH

AN

INVESTIGATION INTO MACK'S

CLAIMS.

MEGAN?

MIKE, THANK YOU.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT INMATE

JERRY MACK. MACK WAS CONVICTED

IN 1996 IN HINDS COUNTY FOR A

DOUBLE

SHOOTING WHERE ONE MAN DIED. HE

RECEIVED A LIFE SENTENCE FOR

MURDER, 20 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED

ASSAULT

AND THREE YEARS FOR A DRUG

CONVICTION.

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