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A Parish of Prisoners

The English lady came to the United States more than 30 years ago as the bride of an American military officer she met while on a vacation in Spain. It was a very long way, both in miles and in culture, from her hometown, Leigh-on-Sea, just east of London, to Cleveland, Mississippi, where they lived. One of her discoveries was that just down the road was the much-maligned Mississippi prison farm, popularly known as Parchman.