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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Mississippi

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Joint Statement Of Allegations Regarding Mississippi's Prisons

Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Jackson Division Michelle A. Sutphin, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi William C. Lamar and United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Mike Hurst today release the following statement:

"The FBI and United States Attorney's Offices are aware of the allegations regarding Mississippi's prisons. Allegations of the violation and deprivation of civil rights, as well as criminal activity, continue to be taken very seriously by our offices. To report federal criminal violations to the FBI, go to To file a complaint to DOJ’s Civil Rights Division about conditions within the prisons, call 877-218-5228 or 202-514-6255.”

Updated January 15, 2020