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CoreCivic's Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility near Tutwiler, Mississippi, opened in 2000 and was initially operated under contract with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Since 2010, the facility has served as a county jail and has held prisoners from other states; it also recently entered a contract with the U.S. Marshals Service. Mississippi's troubled dealings with private prisons are the target of a federal investigation known as "Operation Mississippi Hustle" that's led to various corruption-related criminal charges. (Photo by WhisperToMe via Wikipedia.)