Last week a prisoner in Mississippi escaped from a mixed security facility while serving two life sentences. In this case, “mixed” means minimum and medium security.
Inside Edition notes “Michael Wilson, 51, has broken out of prison two previous times over the last two decades. In his third and most recent escape.”
Wilson has a history of brutality and perpetuating terrible crimes. Inside Edition notes “In 2001, Wilson got out of a county jail where he was being held on a burglary charge. In 2015, he was sentenced to two life sentences for the murder of two people he beat to death on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2014. In 2018, Wilson escaped from South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville and was captured two days later in Ocean Springs, which is about 70 miles away, CBS News reported.” Wilson was caught in Harrison County, approximately 130 miles from the mixed security Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The other facility he escaped from, South Mississippi was also a mixed security facility, begging the question of when he would be placed in a maximum security facility.
So have authorities learned anything from dealing with this convicted murderer with a knack for escaping? Time will only tell, currently Wilson is being held in the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, which is the only maximum security prison in the state. We will have to see where he will eventually end up. Hopefully the state will learn some lessons to prevent such from happening again.