Groups Sue Miss. Jail Over Literature Policy.

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Two organizations are suing officials in a Mississippi county asserting that inmates in the local jail are denied any reading material except the Bible.

The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) and Mississippi Center for Justice are suing Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee and staff at the jail. The lawsuit contends that inmates are "allowed to read only the Bible and sometimes other Christian publications."

"We want to see this policy change so that prisoners people who are in there, people who are awaiting trial, people who are waiting for the disposition of their cases --can read books and other publications beyond the Bible and other Christian publications, which apparently is the only thing the prisoners are allowed to read there in the jail," attorney Rob McDuff, who is representing HRDC, told the Hattiesburg...

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