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Author: Kayode Crown

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Federal Judge Orders Receivership for Dangerous Hinds Jail, Considered Detaining County Officials

Federal Judge Carlton Reeves is placing control of the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond under a yet-to-be-determined receiver to oversee the beleaguered and dangerous facility. Reeves said he had considered detaining county officials due to the dangerous conditions at the jail—and that a new jail would not solve deep-seated problems with management and staffing.

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‘Model Inmate’: Father Finally Has Crack Sentence Reduced as U.S. Senate Shelves Reform Bill

Maurice Clifton, 57, spent over two decades incarcerated for aiding and abetting the sale of crack cocaine under the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, which treats one gram of crack cocaine as 100 grams of powdered cocaine. After he left federal prison on Jan. 10, 2020, he now advocates for the passage of the EQUAL Act, a law that will treat the two substances equally and possibly free 7,000 people.

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