Death penalty case work continues while agency head ponders how the bills will get paid
Charges stem from a two-year federal conspiracy case; trial began 10 days ago
Government says three were in Aryan Brotherhood of Mississippi and sold drugs to support gang activities
IMPORTANT STORIES NSPARC/Mimmo Parisi Part I of our series on Mimmo Parisi and his state-funded research center NSPARC revealed the inner workings of how policy makers use “alternative data” to minimize some of the state’s biggest problems in the interest of PR. Business leaders, academics and political insiders — many too fearful to speak on-record — have discussed this dilemma […]
At Mississippi Today, we don’t measure impact by clicks and pageviews. Yes. Those numbers help inform our coverage by showing what our readers find most illuminating and compelling. But what matters most to our newsroom are the tangible outcomes that result from our reporting. Take our recent story about a Delta community’s fight to get […]
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a divided opinion on the case of Brett Jones and appears to have reversed course on juvenile justice reforms.
Law enforcement and domestic violence victim advocates in Mississippi say abusers committing felony-level assaults are largely being charged with misdemeanors.
The Legislature is trying again to pass new criminal justice reform measures to expand parole eligibility and reentry programs.
An essay on race, place, why we leave, and why we stay.
A Look Back: Mississippi Today in 2020 The Year in News This year — more than any other time in our history as a nonprofit digital news outlet — has proven that the work we do to inform Mississippians couldn’t be more crucial. Please take some time to look back with us on an extraordinary […]
Eleventh-hour fundraising records show Senate candidate Mike Espy has outraised Sen. Cindy Hyde Smith more than 2-to-1 among large donors.
We asked the candidates to share their views on several issues such as infrastructure, police funding, public education and more. Here’s what they said:
It’s not uncommon for Mississippi politicians to quote the Bible to bolster their arguments. But rarely do Republicans and Democrats agree.
AG Lynn Fitch dropped charges against Curtis Flowers, a Black man from Winona who had been tried from murder in six trials over 24 years.
Gov. Tate Reeves vetoed multiple bills Wednesday, meaning the Legislature will have to return and address the governor’s issues with the legislation. When that might be is unclear, because the Capitol is currently beset by a coronavirus outbreak.