January 15, 2020
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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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.