Posts by Joanna Holbert

Work, Your Story

“We are willing to provide care in all areas of the state”

by Joanna Holbert

In the small north Mississippi town of Ripley, Dr. Wanda Stroupe, NP…

Justice, Your Story

“Somewhere along the way, I got sidetracked”

by Joanna Holbert

It was growing up in the rural north Mississippi town of Booneville…

Justice, Your Story

Freedom after 19 years in prison

by Joanna Holbert

“It’s like coming back to life.” That’s how Michael Moore describes his…

Justice, Your Story

Helping people find freedom

by Joanna Holbert

“We are helping people find freedom.” That’s how Tommy Wilson describes the…

Education, Your Story

Educator hopes to open charters in Columbus and Jackson

by Joanna Holbert

Students in Columbus and in Jackson could soon have another option when…

Justice, Your Story

Staring at the death penalty

by Joanna Holbert

“I know he’s bad, but he’s a good boy.” Those words spoken…

Justice

How Sen. Juan Barnett became an unlikely champion for criminal justice reform

by Joanna Holbert

He was sitting in a Mississippi courtroom where he had been called…

Education

Rethinking education in Mississippi

by Joanna Holbert

Rethinking education could benefit thousands of Mississippi children. “The entity of change…

Justice

We need to ease barriers to work for those leaving prison

by Joanna Holbert

Finding a job is one of the top priorities for those leaving…

Education

Jackson’s JRTOC program prepares young leaders for life

by Joanna Holbert

Our work at Empower has us laser-focused on how to ensure children…

Justice, Your Story

Family excited for chance at early reconnection after new law

by Joanna Holbert

The Mississippi Earned Parole Eligibility Act was signed into law by Gov….

Justice

Mandatory minimum laws lead to sentences that don’t match the crime

by Joanna Holbert

Life in prison for seven boxes of Sudafed? It just doesn’t make…