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Rights groups call for federal inquiry into Mississippi prisons

Prisoner advocates in the United States are calling for a federal investigation into the state of Mississippi's beleaguered prison system for possible civil rights violations, saying a recent spate of violence highlights deliberate violations of inmates' constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. [read the full story here]

Aljazeera, Thursday, January 1, 1970
Tags: General, Mississippi

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