Taxpayers spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year to fund this overly large prison system.
End the Broken Cycle
Instead of continuing this cycle by imposing extremely long prison sentences on low-level offenses, Mississippi should safely reduce our prison population.
Eliminate Sentencing Enhancements
Mandatory minimum sentencing laws impose decades-long sentences on minor, non-violent offenses.
Fund More Diversion Programs
Diverson is a smarter approach that treats the underlying issues of addiction and mental health that often go unaddressed in prison.
Remove Barriers to Work
Prioritize corrections spending on programs that are proven to help people enter the workforce and remove legal barriers to work.
"Empower Mississippi is fighting the good fight for those who have been incarcerated to have more opportunities to gain employment so they can take care of their families and be contributors to society."
Steven Brackett, Advocate