PBS NewsHour

Why Mississippi's corrections system is in crisis

Clip: 01/10/2020 | 5m 30s

In a single week, five people incarcerated in Mississippi jails have died at the hands of other inmates. The deaths have highlighted a system in dire condition, suffering from staffing problems and deteriorating facilities. Jerry Mitchell, founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, joins William Brangham to discuss funding challenges, lack of oversight and inmate overcrowding.

Aired: 01/10/20

Rating: NR

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