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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…

Empower, Justice

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…

Education, Employability, Empower, Justice, Press Releases

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…

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week recognized

by Joanna Holbert

Criminal justice in Mississippi cannot be discussed without recognizing the most important…

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‘Continuity of Representation’ Adopted by the Mississippi Supreme Court

by Grant Callen

Last year, Empower Mississippi filed a motion with the Mississippi Supreme Court to…

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Finding hope in the hopelessness of prison

by Joanna Holbert

Eleven times Deborah Mosby had been before the state parole board –…

Bill Summaries, Justice, Work

SB 2342: Ban the Box for public employees

by Empower Mississippi

Senate Bill 2342, sponsored by Sen. John Horhn, would prohibit public employers…