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  1. Trump overturns decision to eliminate private prison contractors and pays his campaign donorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 3 | Daily Kos

    ... BOP institutions." In another example, a 2012 Justice Department investigation found that in the City of Walnut Grove, Mississippi, a private prison that held youth offenders, did not provide "constitutionally adequate care" and that staff routinely ...

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  2. An unmarked police truck patrols the outside of a detention center...Read the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    ... and local - has been the target of harsh criticism and frequent lawsuits. Last year, a private youth prison in Walnut Grove, Miss., was closed after a federal judge called it " a picture of ... horror ." And last month, a lawsuit filed by the Texas ...

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  3. Will The Private Prison Business See A Trump Bump?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    ... and local - has been the target of harsh criticism and frequent lawsuits. Last year, a private youth prison in Walnut Grove, Miss., was closed after a federal judge called it " a picture of ... horror ." And last month, a lawsuit filed by the Texas ...

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  4. Letter: Blissful days in Walnut Grove a thing of the pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    We raised our two kids here - they attended school at Alex Hope and Walnut Grove Secondary, they played both soccer and softball with the local organizations, and they created many lasting friendships and memories here. While our kids were growing up, we never had to worry for their safety walking to and from school or to a friend's house, because we always knew someone was looking out for them.

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  5. Letter: Interchange route not as presented, says coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Editor: My husband and I moved to Walnut Grove over 30 years ago. We raised our two kids here.

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  6. Letter: More problems than benefits will result from 216 interchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Walnut Grove resident Marilyn Walper writes that the two minutes drivers will likely save with a 216 interchange won't be worth effect the added traffic will have on the community. Editor: My husband and I moved to Walnut Grove over 30 years ago.

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  7. Analysis: As prison closes, state still reckons with debtRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2016 | Commercial Dispatch

    That, more than anything, might be the logic behind the announcement from Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher last week that the state prison system intends to seek new uses for the recently closed Walnut Grove Correctional Facility. Fisher said last week saying the department is considering using the 1,500-bed facility as an alternative to prison, as a facility to house prisoners after parole violations, or to help prisoners prepare to re-enter society.

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  8. o-prison-facebookRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2016 | Mississippi Business Journal

    That, more than anything, might be the logic behind the announcement from Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher last week that the state prison system intends to seek new uses for the recently closed Walnut Grove Correctional Facility.

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  9. As prison closes, state still reckons with debtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2016 | Newms360.com

    That, more than anything, might be the logic behind the announcement from Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher last week that the state prison system intends to seek new uses for the recently closed Walnut Grove Correctional Facility. Fisher said last week saying the department is considering using the 1,500-bed facility as an alternative to prison, as a facility to house prisoners after parole violations, or to help prisoners prepare to re-enter society.

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  10. State says it will seek other uses for just-closed prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 | Mississippi Business Journal

    Mississippi's prison system says it will seek some other use for the just-closed Walnut Grove Correctional Facility.

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  11. Analysis: US phases out private prisons, Mississippi shuts 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2016 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... and security problems in privately managed facilities than in those run by the government. "Good riddance to Walnut Grove, a cesspool sponsored by Mississippians' tax dollars," Jody Owens, a Jackson-based managing attorney for the Southern Poverty ...

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  12. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A privately run prison in Walnut Grove, with a history of inmate abuse, has officially closed. MDOC officials said the decision was based on budget constraints and the prison population.

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  13. Miss. closing private prison with history of abuseRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2016 | Commercial Dispatch

    A Mississippi private prison with a history of inmate abuse is preparing to shut down, three months after state officials announced their intention to close it because of a tight state budget. Today is the final day of operations at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, Mississippi Department of Corrections spokeswoman Grace Simmons Fisher said.

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  14. Mississippi closing private prison with history of abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Sunherald.com

    A Mississippi private prison with a history of inmate abuse is preparing to shut down, three months after state officials announced their intention to close it because of a tight state budget. Thursday is the final day of operations at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, Mississippi Department of Corrections spokeswoman Grace Simmons Fisher said.

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  15. OPED: DOJ's move to phase out private prisons isaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2016 | York Dispatch

    OPED: DOJ's move to phase out private prisons is good first step America has much further to go if we hope to fix our deeply flawed criminal justice system. Check out this story on yorkdispatch.com: In this June 30, 2016 photograph, Management and Training Corp. correctional officers use K-9 dogs to search vehicles in the parking lot of the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in Walnut Grove, Miss.

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  16. Physician in prison health company charged with bribing EppsRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2016 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... the evidence will show that." Health Assurance won a contract to provide medical care to the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility beginning in 2008. The indictment says the cash bribes began in 2012 at $6,000 a month, around when Epps ...

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  17. Physician in prison health company charged with bribing EppsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... was providing health care at four privately-run state prisons - East Mississippi Correctional Facility, Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, Marshall County Correctional Facility and the Wilkinson County prison. Reddix had told The Associated Press ...

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  18. Sid Salter: Walnut Grove trembles as it considers its futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Walnut Grove Mayor Brian Gomillion is hurt, mad, disheartened, and more than justifiably frightened about the economic future of the town he serves over the closing of the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility. It's the loss of 215 jobs in a town of less than 500.

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