Many MS Jail Inmates Wait Months for Indictment

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Almost one in five inmates in Mississippi's Hinds County spends long periods of time in jail before their charges are presented to a grand jury for indictment, reports the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. The jail roster for a single “snapshot” day in August showed 18 percent of inmates - 139 in all - were not indicted within three months of their arrests. Of those 139 inmates . . .

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