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Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall requested $7 million this year for staff increases, but the Legislature only granted MDOC $1.5 million. Photo courtesy MDOC

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Prison Breakouts a Result of 'Mass Incarceration,' Mississippi Orgs Say

Three prison inmates may not have escaped last week if not for Mississippi's "mass incarceration problem," a group of civil-rights organizations said in a press statement on Friday.


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