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HB 196: Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act

by Empower Mississippi

House Bill 196, sponsored by Representative Nick Bain, seeks to establish various…

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SB 2364: Expand the Fresh Start Act

by Empower Mississippi

Senate Bill 2364, sponsored by Senator Angela Turner-Ford, expands the provisions of…

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Lawmakers have another chance to address state’s prisons – before it’s too late

by Steven Randle

As Mississippi legislators return to begin the 2021 session, much of their…

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Property forfeiture too easy in Mississippi

by J. Robertson

A new report has been released that gives Mississippi a bad grade…

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SB 2019: Ban The Box for public employers

by Empower Mississippi

Senate Bill 2019, sponsored by Sen. Tammy Witherspoon, would prohibit public employers…

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The 2021 legislative session begins

by Brett Kittredge

The Mississippi legislature returned on Tuesday to gavel in the 2021 session….

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The need to reform habitual sentences in Mississippi

by Steven Randle

Mississippi’s sentencing laws include a habitual enhancement which can subject individuals to…

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Coffee and Conversation: Grant Callen with Leisha Pickering

by Joanna Holbert

“What can I do to help?” That’s the question Leisha Pickering asked…

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Alabama Reels from Federal Lawsuit, Could Mississippi be Next?

by J. Robertson

Last week, the United States Department of Justice filed a federal lawsuit…

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Latest data show Mississippi’s criminal justice reforms are working

by J. Robertson

When Mississippi policymakers first considered a slate of criminal justice reforms in…

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Is Mississippi’s violent crime rate high?

by J. Robertson

Is Mississippi’s violent crime rate high? The real answer might surprise you….

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Coffee and Conversation: Grant Callen with Pauline Rogers

by Grant Callen