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JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi corrections officials said a new inmate phone block system has worked so well at the Parchman penitentiary that it will be expanded it to other state prisons.

Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps told The Clarion-Ledger that the cutting-edge technology has blocked more than 600,000 unauthorized texts and cellular calls originating from inside Parchman since August.

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