Smoke rises above the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Miss., in May 2012 during an inmate disturbance that killed a guard. It was one of the private prisons cited in an inspector general report that helped lead to the Department of Justice announcing it plans to end private contracts.
Smoke rises above the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Miss., in May 2012 during an inmate disturbance that killed a guard. It was one of the private prisons cited in an inspector general report that helped lead to the Department of Justice announcing it plans to end private contracts. Lauren Wood The Natchez (Miss.) Democrat
Smoke rises above the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Miss., in May 2012 during an inmate disturbance that killed a guard. It was one of the private prisons cited in an inspector general report that helped lead to the Department of Justice announcing it plans to end private contracts. Lauren Wood The Natchez (Miss.) Democrat
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August 19, 2016 12:03 PM

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