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Jody Owens, the managing attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, hopes that the state will reinvest money saved from closing Walnut Grove in other services for individuals like job programs. Trip Burns/File Photo

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Walnut Grove Prison is Officially Closed

The Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in Leake County closed today after years of allegations of sexual abuse, illicit drugs and physical abuse of inmates by correctional officers, which eventually led ...

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Attorney: Walnut Grove Prison Invested in 'Wrong Things,' State Punishes 'Unjustly'

An attorney for the organization that helped get juveniles out of the Walnut Grove prison is happy that it is closing, and wants the State of Mississippi to invest in ...


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