Justice department opens inquiry into Mississippi prisons after string of deaths
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At least 15 prisoners have died since late December amid claims facilities are ‘plagued by violence’ and dangerous conditions

The US Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the Mississippi prison system after a string of inmate deaths in the past few months, officials said Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors are looking into conditions at four state prisons after the deaths of at least 15 inmates since late December. The investigation is examining whether state corrections...

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