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Reeves signs Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act

by Empower Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves has signed legislation that will establish a certain level…

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Reversing the errors of the Clinton-Biden Crime Bill

by Steven Randle

Before closing out the 2021 legislative session last week, lawmakers overwhelming adopted…

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Mississippi legislature advances parole reform

by Empower Mississippi

The House and Senate advanced legislation today that will provide parole eligibility…

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Law enforcement officer sees need for criminal justice reform

by Joanna Holbert

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

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Faith Leaders & Conservative Groups Unite in Support of Parole & Habitual Reforms

by Empower Mississippi

As the clock ticks on the 2021 legislative session, separate letters from…

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Wicker co-sponsors Driving for Opportunity Act

by Empower Mississippi

Sen. Roger Wicker, along with Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware,…

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Bill providing driver’s license for ex-offenders leaving prison signed into law

by Empower Mississippi

Legislation that will provide a provisional driver’s license to formerly incarcerated individuals…

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Justice reform bills could provide significant savings for Mississippi taxpayers

by J. Robertson

The Mississippi legislature is currently considering several bills aimed at reforming the…

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Staring at the death penalty

by Joanna Holbert

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

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Driver’s license for ex-offenders leaving prison advances

by Empower Mississippi

Legislation that will provide a provisional driver’s license to formerly incarcerated individuals…

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How the Parole Board makes decisions

by Joanna Holbert

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

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Lives thrown away. Families torn apart.

by Steven Randle

Disproportionately long prison sentences do not enhance public safety. But they do…