2020-01-23 12:05:42

What’s Happening Inside Mississippi Prisons?



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Rukia Lumumba, Executive Director of the People's Advocacy Institute.

Inmates at the State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi have been turning up dead.

State authorities announced that two prisoners were beaten to death this week just days after 5 inmates were killed in facilities across the state in a burst of violence.

Governor Tate Reeves says his government is taking action but inmates have been using contraband cell phones from inside prisons to talk to reporters and send them photos of horrendous conditions inside the facilities.

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