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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Guest Column: No one cares about crazy people Part 2

At one end of Jackson’s Congress Street sits the modern Federal Courthouse. At the other end sits our traditional State Capitol. They face each other at opposite ends of the street.

This physical juxtaposition has significant meaning this month. A class action suit will determine who runs the East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF) in Meridian. Will it be the federal courts or the state executive branch?

For the last two weeks, I have listened to hours of testimony about EMCF, which has been designated as the state prison for criminals with mental illness. Eighty percent of the inmates suffer from a host of disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and severe anxiety.


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