Mississippi Sends Kids to Prison For Being Tardy and Wearing the Wrong Color SocksKatie J.M. Baker11/27/12 3:10pmFiled to: Kids These DaysWtfMississippiPrisonshutterstocktweet113EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMississippi is a rough place to grow up. The state has the highest infant mortality rate in the United States, to start. Maybe that's because so many mothers are teens who had unplanned pregnancies? If you manage to make it to kindergarten alive — congrats, gold star for you! — this is what you have to look forward to: JAIL.