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An Investigation of Mississippi’s Prisons

Mississippi has one of the highest incarceration rates in the United States, and its prison system has long been plagued by accusations of brutality, corruption and abuse. This year, the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica have teamed up to understand why the state’s prisons haven’t gotten better, even after a landmark prison reform law.

Trump Hailed This State’s Prison Reforms as a National Model — but the Numbers Reflect a Grim Reality

When Mississippi lawmakers passed prison reform legislation in 2014, they pledged to devote some of the savings to drug rehabilitation, reentry programs and prison alternatives. That hasn’t happened.

Years Ago, I Investigated Mississippi’s Prisons. Here’s Why I’m Doing It Again.

What began as a call from an inmate turned into a yearslong effort to chronicle corruption, gangs, violence and maltreatment inside Mississippi prisons.

What’s Really Going On Inside Mississippi’s Prisons? We Need Your Help to Find Out.

ProPublica and the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting are spending this year reporting on what’s happening behind the walls of the state’s prisons.

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