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2020

04

Jan

Five Prisoners Killed, Two Escape Amidst Violence in Mississippi Prisons

December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020: A series of riots and fights between prisoners in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has resulted in the deaths of five prisoners and two escapes.

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2017

05

Apr

Hunger Strike at South Mississippi Correctional Institution

March/April, 2017 (Exact Dates Uncertain): Between 11 and 23 prisoners launched a hunger strike in protest of conditions at the prison, including extended lockdowns leading to lack of access to visitation and adequate recreation time.

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2014

22

Sep

Attack on Guards at South Mississippi Correctional Institution

September 22, 2014: Seven correctional officers were attacked by at least five prisoners as they left a housing unit following a shakedown.

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