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7/29/22 - Neshoba Stumps | Women in a Post-Dobbs World | Jail Deaths

The state's political leaders stump at the Neshoba County Fair.

And the former owner of the Pink House responds to the post-Dobbs state of women's health care and outlines new efforts to help women seek reproductive choices.

Plus, federal officials and prison reform advocates have been questioning conditions in prisons across the Gulf South. A Loyola Law School Professor who is an expert on deaths in custody weighs-in on what needs to change.

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