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  1. MS inmates to harvest 8,000 lbs of tomatoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A group of inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman will harvest 8,000 pounds of tomatoes by the end of May through a special rehabilitation program. About 15-18 minimum or medium custody inmates who are within two to five years of release are allowed into the program.

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  2. Court orders tests for inmate convicted of killing prison guard, reopening chance of executionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | Vicksburg Post

    An inmate convicted of killing a prison guard must be re-evaluated to determine whether he is too intellectually disabled for the death penalty, the Mississippi Supreme Court said Thursday. In a 5-4 ruling , justices ordered a fresh evaluation of Willie Russell, originally sentenced to death for stabbing and killing prison guard Argentra Cotton in 1989 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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  3. Court orders tests for inmate, reopening chance of executionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | The Maryland Gazette

    An inmate convicted of killing a prison guard must be re-evaluated to determine whether he is too intellectually disabled for the death penalty, the Mississippi Supreme Court said Thursday. In a 5-4 ruling , justices ordered a fresh evaluation of Willie Russell, originally sentenced to death for stabbing and killing prison guard Argentra Cotton in 1989 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. 2 comments

  4. Mississippi prison investigates deaths of 2 inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 2 | KCTV5

    The state Department of Corrections says in a news release that the deaths are under investigation, and authorities don't believe there is a connection between the two cases. The release says 29-year-old Michael Montrell Norwood and 28-year-old Milton Craig were found unresponsive Monday at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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  5. 29-year-old Michael Montrell Norwood was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Source: MDOCRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 2 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating the deaths of two inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman Monday. Inmates Michael Montrell Norwood and Milton Craig were found unresponsive in their single cells in separate buildings at Unit 29. The deaths are believed to be unrelated.

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  6. Val Demings, Henry Thomas to speak at B-CU graduationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 2 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... recipient,” according to NPS.gov. “He was once sentenced to six months in the Mississippi State Penitentiary for treason against the state for using a "whites only" men's room in Jackson, Mississippi.” Thomas also is an ...

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  7. MDOC prison lowers phone call ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... 3,599,018 calls and talked for 37,028,605 minutes at state-operated facilities, including the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, and South Mississippi Correctional Institution. In January alone, ...

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  8. MDOC prison lowers phone call ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2018 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... 3,599,018 calls and talked for 37,028,605 minutes at state-operated facilities, including the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, and South Mississippi Correctional Institution. In January alone, ...

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  9. Prison system pushing jobs for inmatesRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2018 | Daily Times Leader

    ... meet those employment needs, Riley said. The department has expanded pre-release beyond the Mississippi State Penitentiary (MSP) to South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) and Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF). The ...

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  10. Henry Hinton Jr Henry Hinton Appellant v. Brian Ladner Warden AppelleeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | FindLaw

    A 1. Henry Hinton is an inmate in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections , confined at the Mississippi State Penitentiary . Hinton was found guilty of two rule violations for verbally engaging in bribery with a correction officer and pursuing a relationship with that correction officer.

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  11. An American Marriage' bold, compellingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2018 | The Columbian

    ... Award last fall. In a modern-day story that takes place during a road trip to and from the Mississippi State Penitentiary, Ward dips back into the history of Parchman Farm, where armed guards once oversaw prisoners - some merely children - sentenced ...

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  12. '60s KKK leader dies in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2018 | NWAonline

    Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil-rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced. Killen was serving three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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  13. 'Mississippi Burning' KKK Leader Killen Dies in Prison at 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | The Daily News

    Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday. Killen was serving three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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  14. Top Story'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | WLUK-TV Green Bay

    ... three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. An autopsy was pending, but no foul play was suspected, the statement said. His conviction came 41 years to the ...

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  15. Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 'Mississippi Burning' killings, dead at 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Yahoo!

    Edgar Ray Killen, the preacher and Ku Klux Klansman convicted and sent to prison more than 40 years after he plotted the 1964 slayings of three civil rights activists in the "Mississippi Burning" case, died on Thursday night at the age of 92, Mississippi correction officials said. Killen, who would have turned 93 on Jan. 17, was pronounced dead at the hospital at Mississippi State Penitentiary, according to a statement on the state Department of Corrections website on Friday.

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  16. Klan Killer Dies In PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | Forward

    Edgar Ray Killen, the preacher and Ku Klux Klansman convicted and sent to prison more than 40 years after he plotted the 1964 slayings of three civil rights activists in the "Mississippi Burning" case, died on Thursday night at the age of 92, Mississippi correction officials said. Killen, who would have turned 93 on Jan. 17, was pronounced dead at the hospital at Mississippi State Penitentiary, according to a statement on the state Department of Corrections website on Friday.

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  17. AP News in Brief 01-13-18Read the original story

    Jan 13, 2018 | West Hawaii Today

    ... three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. An autopsy was pending, but no foul play was suspected, the statement said. His conviction came 41 years to the ...

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  18. Mississippi Burning killer dies in US jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | The Age

    ... prison. Edgar Ray Killen, who would have turned 93 next week, died on Thursday night at the Mississippi State Penitentiary's hospital, authorities said. The former Klansman was serving a 60-year sentence for manslaughter over the deaths of James ...

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  19. News, Sports, JobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | Sentinel

    ... three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. His conviction came 41 years to the day after James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, all in their ...

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  20. .com | 'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | News24

    Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced on Friday. Killen was serving three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 21:00 on Thursday inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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