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Plaintiffs' attorneys last week sent a letter to then-Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall (pictured), saying they intended to sue the state over inmates being “forced to live in squalor.” Photo courtesy MDOC

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Lawsuit Says Mississippi Prisons are 'Plagued by Violence'

More than two dozen Mississippi inmates sued the state Tuesday, saying understaffed prisons are “plagued by violence” and inmates are forced to live in decrepit and dangerous conditions.


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