Posts by J. Robertson

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New virtual check-in policy improves work prospects

by J. Robertson

In 2018, the Mississippi legislature passed HB 387, a bill aimed at…

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Worsen Mississippi’s Prison Crisis 

by J. Robertson

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic could dramatically exacerbate Mississippi’s prison crisis. State and…

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Number of Mississippians Working is the Lowest in the Country

by J. Robertson

New data released by the federal government shows that Mississippi’s Employment Rate…

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Governor Tate Reeves on Prison Reform

by J. Robertson

On Monday afternoon, newly inaugurated Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves delivered his State…

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Solutions for Mississippi’s prison crisis

by J. Robertson

Mississippi’s prisons are in crisis. The state has a moral and constitutional…

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How This Law is Giving More Mississippians a Fresh Start

by J. Robertson

This year, the Mississippi legislature passed Senate Bill 2781, called the Fresh…

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Mississippi’s Crime Rate is Down

by J. Robertson

Crime in Mississippi is down. In their annual report released this week,…

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Mississippi is Leading the Nation in Driver’s License Reform

by J. Robertson

In Mississippi, driving a car is the primary form of transportation. In…

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Empower Mississippi Supports Fresh Start Act

by J. Robertson

Empower Mississippi joined a number of organizations in thanking Governor Phil Bryant…

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The 2019 Criminal Justice Reform Bill: What’s in It?

by J. Robertson

The legislature passed a criminal justice reform bill this session. Here’s what’s…

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Legislature Passes Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2019

by J. Robertson

Today the Mississippi Legislature passed HB 1352, the Criminal Justice Reform Act…

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Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill

by J. Robertson

Today the Mississippi Senate passed HB 1352, the Criminal Justice Reform Act….