Lockdowns lifted at all state prisons except Parchman

Lockdowns lifted at all state prisons except Parchman
The Mississippi Department of Corrections says much of the unrest is gang-related. (Source: WLOX)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi Department of Corrections lifted the lockdown for all but one prison.

Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman remains on lockdown. Visitation and other privileges should resume at all other locations.

The prisons were placed on lockdown last week amid ongoing violence and safety concerns across the state.

Lawmakers have already called for a federal investigation into MDOC.

Five people were killed in the prisons last week, including four as a result of gang violence. Investigators say Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords have been fighting inside the prisons.

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