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Death Toll Inside Mississippi Prisons Climbs To 15

Several attendees waved handmade posters calling for help for the inmates during a mass rally in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, protesting conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
Several attendees waved handmade posters calling for help for the inmates during a mass rally in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, protesting conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Host Tonya Mosley talks to Jerry Mitchell (@JMitchellNews), founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, about the state’s policy failures that he says contributed to 15 inmate deaths inside Missippi prisons since Dec. 29.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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