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Supporters of prisoner rights and family members of inmates gathered outside the Mississippi Capitol on Jan. 7 to protest prison conditions and the ongoing crisis at MDOC that led to five inmate deaths between Dec. 29 and Jan. 3. Photo by Ashton Pittman

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MDOC Hits ‘Breaking Point’

Inmate deaths are not a new phenomenon in Mississippi. Some family members and activist organizations, like the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, have pointed to a lack of funding ...


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