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The Mississippi Department of Corrections conducted a second shakedown at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in March, finding tennis shoes, homemade alcohol and one cellphone in what appears to be a book.

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Lawsuit: Inmates Have the Right to Free, Secular Books in Prison

Big House Books, a nonprofit that sends free books by request to inmates, filed a lawsuit against the South Mississippi Correctional Institution this week because inmates there cannot receive books …


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