Two Mississippi inmates escape from prison, still at large, authorities say

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Mississippi authorities were searching for two prisoners believed to have escaped Saturday from one of several prisons rocked by violence that has left at least five inmates dead in the past week.
Mississippi authorities began a manhunt for two prisoners believed to have escaped Saturday, according to reports.

The state's Department of Public Safety deployed state troopers and the highway patrol's special operations group to help the Department of Corrections find the two inmates, and to help restore order at the troubled facility that they escaped from, Gov. Phil Bryant said.

He said via Twitter that he has directed "the use of all necessary assets and personnel" to find the two inmates who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, one of several prisons rocked by violence that has left at least five inmates dead in the past week.

The Corrections Department said that David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27, were discovered missing from Parchman during an "emergency count" about 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

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