To pay off fines and other debts, inmates in Mississippi’s little-known restitution centers must work grueling low-wage jobs, pay rent and endure strip searches. In this world between prison and freedom, they often don’t know when they’ll get to go home.
Prisoner rights advocates are also calling for the Department of Justice to look into conditions at facilities across the state amid reports of violence and unrest
Hood, who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic nominee for governor, plans to do some leisure reading and start a private law practice in downtown Houston
Man was jailed in Kemper Neshoba Regional Correctional Facility for failure to pay fines
Information has been referred to the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. University says picture is offensive, but because the incident happened off campus, its not a violation of the university’s code of conduct.
This problem, receiving increased attention in recent years, is emphasized within the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Mississippi over its mental health system
Residents and volunteers showed their grit but could only delay the inevitable. On Monday all but 107 residents were forced to evacuate and by Tuesday at least 50 homes were underwater with waters not expected to subside for at least two weeks.
A Jones County prosecutor and a top sheriff’s official found a new way to punish pregnant women suspected of using drugs. The duo believe their approach, which has resulted in 20 prosecutions in four years, will break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and incarceration in southern Mississippi. But is it constitutional?
In Mississippi, the attorney general, a statewide official, and the district attorneys, who are elected by district, have separate responsibilities.
African American cultural traditions discourage black women and men from talking openly about intimate-partner violence. But in the era of #MeToo that could be changing.
Roger Stringer, of Columbia, Miss., believes Remington’s spontaneously firing rifle killed his younger son — and sent his older son to prison
Republican State Sen. Charles Younger spoke to Mississippi Today at a Columbus rally
Mississippi Today asked leading candidates about criminal justice, federal mandatory minimum sentences and state prison conditions in Mississippi
However, the numbers do not indicate rampant fraud within the SNAP program
In one of the nation’s poorest regions, many residents are unfamiliar with the candidates; some don’t even realize an election is coming up