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Mississippi legislators want to save money on prisoners’ health care. Reluctance to expand parole makes that tricky.

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Reluctance to expand parole may have led Mississippi legislators to unwittingly sabotage an effort to save state money by shifting some incarcerated people’s health care costs to Medicaid.  The state’s prisons are overcrowded, and hundreds of prisoners are sick and elderly– the consequence of harsh mandatory sentencing laws that have led to large numbers of […]

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