Mississippi Prison

Coroner: Inmate dies, found hanging at a Mississippi prison

By Associated Press PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) - A coroner says an inmate has died after being found hanging at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, which was a focus of recent deadly unrest. Coroner Heather Burton said in a statement…

Legal group seeks federal inquiry into Mississippi prisons

By JEFF AMY and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Prisoner advocates are calling on the federal government to investigate Mississippi’s prison system for possible civil rights violations. They say five deaths in recent days highlights deliberate…