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Prosecutorial Overreach: Not Just a Trump Problem

by Nick Bain

This piece was contributed by a guest columnist and therefore only represents…

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New Law Expands Prison Work Release Programs

by Wil Ervin

Legislation passed this year will expand opportunities for offenders to work while…

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The Founding of Empower Mississippi

by Grant Callen

This week we officially kicked off our celebration of Empower’s tenth anniversary,…

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Does Every Crime Deserve a Life Sentence?

by Grant Callen

Mississippi has a poverty problem. We are the poorest state in the…

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Empower releases 2023 impact report

by Empower Mississippi

2023 was a year to build for Empower Mississippi. We invested in…

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Do you know the most common topic addressed in the Bill of Rights?

by Forest Thigpen

Do you know the most common topic addressed in the Bill of…

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A Path Forward: Taking the Next Steps in Criminal Justice

by Empower Mississippi

Empower Mississippi Senior Advisor Forest Thigpen discusses next steps in criminal justice…

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Record crowd attends Unleash Mississippi

by Empower Mississippi

Unleash Mississippi, Empower Mississippi’s third annual policy summit was a huge success!…

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Some of our dark past remains alive today

by Grant Callen

In 1964, a group of 20 men met in Vidalia, Louisiana to…

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Polling Shows Republican Voters Support Criminal Justice Improvements

by Empower Mississippi

Mississippi’s incarceration rate leads the world, and a majority of Mississippi Republicans…

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No, Conservative Criminal Justice Reforms Have Not Led to Violent Crime Increases

by Forest Thigpen

Contrary to some recent assertions, conservative criminal justice reforms have not led…

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Overincarceration is (also) a Problem

by Wil Ervin

Mississippi has a crime problem. Conservatives in the state are concerned about…