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Protection money for inmate safety

2014-10-08 15:42:57.320942+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Families of inmates at Mississippi's Wilkinson County Correctional Facility are paying "protection money" to keep their relatives behind bars safe.

Brenda Moreno, whose son, Clifton Majors, was murdered behind bars last year, said she paid $200 to a correctional officer, who telephoned her and promised to keep her son safe at the State Penitentiary at Parchman.

She quit paying after learning the officer was collecting money from multiple families, she said.

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