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Parchman

February 3, 2020

“The Parchman prison, which dates to 1904, has a long and infamous history of violence and abuse. It also has a history of reform. But no amount of change has been able to break the cycle of brutality. And why would it? The history of Parchman is a prime example of how dehumanization and neglect are intrinsic to separating people from their freedom.”

— “12 Deaths in Mississippi Tell a Grim Story,” Jamelle Bouie, New York Times

More:

“People Keep Dying In Mississippi Prisons but the Governor Wants to Move On,” Liliana Segura, The Intercept

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Video: “Parchman Farm,” written and recorded by Mose Allison, 1959.

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