Melissa Garriga, a former and forever Washington Babylonian, is based in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She works with the Mississippi Prison Reform Coalition and sits on the board of the Mississippi Rising Coalition. I recently spoke with her about the political and economic situation in her home state, and let’s just say it’s not a pretty picture. We focused on the state’s abysmal prison system, especially at the notoriously violent state penitentiary at Parchman, where prisoners rioted last year.
Garriga’s views are her own; she was not speaking on behalf of the organizations she works with. I already said she didn’t present a pretty picture of things in Mississippi, but it was a great interview and I urge you to listen and share. Thanks again for being on, Melissa.