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December 13, 2018

Survey: Mississippi jail inmates fall, but many stay long

A new survey provided to The Associated Press suggests that the number of Mississippi inmates jailed for short periods may be declining, but that those in jail for longer is holding steady…The survey by the MacArthur Justice Center shows almost half of the more than 5,000 people jailed had a stay of 90 or more consecutive days. More than 600 had been in jail longer than a year, but that number includes an unknown number of people serving sentences in jails and not just awaiting trial.