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Death Toll Rises While Outrage Boils Over Conditions at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison

For some time, concerns about Parchman have rankled inmates, family members, and others, including hip-hop superstar Jay-Z who is suing the state demanding better...

Inhumane Conditions, Violence and Death Represents Everyday Life at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison

By Stacy M. Brown The conditions at Mississippi’s Parchman prison makes it one of the worst detention facilities in the world, according to reform advocates...

Do cash payments for accomplishments really help reduce poverty?

In 2011, Memphis, Tennessee launched an initiative called Family Rewards.  The $11.5 million initiative was meant to mirror a similar program in New York...

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