Posts by Joanna Holbert

Justice

Law enforcement officer sees need for criminal justice reform

by Joanna Holbert

“Every profession is evolving, and law enforcement is no different.” Lt. Kevin…

Work, Your Story

State puts dreams, and career, on hold

by Joanna Holbert

Karrece Stewart’s dreams are on hold. They aren’t on hold because plans…

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 the Parole Board makes decisions

by Joanna Holbert

It’s a busy day at the Mississippi Parole Board. Cases are stacked…

Justice, Your Story

“There is always hope”

by Joanna Holbert

“Goodwill gave me a career.” That’s something Jessica Maxwell-Flowers never dreamed possible…

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The business of grace

by Joanna Holbert

Heath Ferguson is in the business of offering grace. Why? Because grace…

Justice, Your Story

From addiction and despair to a new life

by Joanna Holbert

“I’m a junkie. This is my life.” That’s what Mary Hirsch thought…

Work, Your Story

“We are in the community treating the people who live here”

by Joanna Holbert

In rural South Mississippi a patient enters his primary care clinic. He…

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A new life after addiction and prison

by Joanna Holbert

“I was a functioning addict.” That’s how Julie Crutcher describes herself during…

Work, Your Story

Barrier to entry. Barrier to healthcare.

by Joanna Holbert

As a young girl entering college, Sarah Catherine Morrow had a picture…

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Coffee and Conversation: Grant Callen with New Orleans Saints LB Demario Davis

by Joanna Holbert

Say the name Demario Davis, and people rightfully think of one of…

Justice, Your Story

Two life sentences for seven boxes of Sudafed

by Joanna Holbert

Three strikes and he’s out. But does the punishment fit the crime?…