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Justice Department finds problems with violence, gangs and poor conditions in 3 Mississippi prisons – INCLUDING LEAKESVILLE’S S.M.C.I.

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS  – Associated Press JACKSON (AP) — Gangs, violence and sexual assaults are a problem in three Mississippi prisons because the facilities are short-staffed and inmates are sometimes left unsupervised, the Department of Justice said in a report Wednesday. The department said the state failed to protect inmates’ safety, control contraband or…

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