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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    The upholding of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a Mississippi county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice

    The upholding of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a Mississippi county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice


    One of the Supreme Court justices who heard the case says the prosecutor and trial judge could have avoided punishing the man entirely - but, while the sentence is harsh - it is legal.

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