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Feds investigate Mississippi prisons after string of deaths

The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the Mississippi prison system after a string of inmate deaths in the past few months, officials said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors are looking into conditions at four state prisons after the ...

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Feds investigate Mississippi prisons after string of deaths

The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the Mississippi prison system after a string of inmate deaths in the past few months, officials said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors are looking into conditions at four state prisons after the ...

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Mississippi moms question state as they bury slain inmates

Manslaughter isn’t supposed to be a death sentence. Nor is burglary. Nor is armed robbery, selling cocaine or stealing a vehicle. But that is what the mothers of three inmates say was ultimately given to their sons, all of whom ...

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Mississippi moms question state as they bury slain inmates

Manslaughter isn’t supposed to be a death sentence. Nor is burglary. Nor is armed robbery, selling cocaine or stealing a vehicle. But that is what the mothers of three inmates say was ultimately given to their sons, all of whom ...

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Fifth inmate killed in more violence in Mississippi prisons

A fifth inmate has died violently in a Mississippi prison, raising further questions about security as clashes between prisoners continue. Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton told local news outlets that 36-year-old Dennoris Howell was stabbed to death before dawn Friday ...

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Fifth inmate killed in more violence in Mississippi prisons

A fifth inmate has died violently in a Mississippi prison, raising further questions about security as clashes between prisoners continue. Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton told local news outlets that 36-year-old Dennoris Howell was stabbed to death before dawn Friday ...

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St. Louis County officials believe jail reforms are working

An alarming string of deaths inside St. Louis County’s jail led to a slew of changes, and county leaders believe the changes are paying off. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it has been nearly six months since 31-year-old Daniel ...

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St. Louis County officials believe jail reforms are working

An alarming string of deaths inside St. Louis County’s jail led to a slew of changes, and county leaders believe the changes are paying off. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it has been nearly six months since 31-year-old Daniel ...

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