Southern Poverty Law Center calls on state to reform the health care and reporting practices in the Mississippi prison system.
Nicole Rathman was the 11th Mississippi prisoner to die in August. Her mother wants her remembered as a beautiful person — and she wants answers
Death makes August one of the most fatal months for Mississippi prisoners in recent years.
A rash of inmate deaths continues trends that have prompted several prison-condition lawsuits in recent years
Death row prisoner Curtis Flowers should not be allowed to attend his mother’s funeral this weekend, according to Attorney General Jim Hood and the local prosecutor who has tried the case.
Nashville-based CoreCivic announced earlier this month that it had entered a new, two-year contract with the U.S. Marshals Service beginning June 14.
Curtis Flowers’ story is the subject of a new podcast that’s been downloaded more than two million times
Attorneys say four deaths at the Meridian prison this year highlight safety, understaffing and other concerns
The slayings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in 1964 helped galvanize the passing of the Civil Rights Act.
On July 4, Johnny Hall Jr. became the eighth inmate to die in a Mississippi prison
The death of a 43-year-old prisoner at Mississippi State Penitentiary is under investigation, the state prisons department said this afternoon. Randy Lee Burgess was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m. in the emergency room at Parchman after suffering from stab wounds, according to a press release. Burgess was convicted in 2006 of forgery, grand larceny and […]
The Department of Corrections plans to find other uses for a closed Leake County prison.
The prisoners want information to fight Mississippi’s lethal-injection execution method
Chief Justice William Waller Jr. says the Supreme Court “can’t sanction the execution of somebody who’s mentally retarded.”
5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on a Mississippi death-penalty case