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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…

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Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act moving

by Empower Mississippi

Pending legislation that has passed the House and Senate would establish a…

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Criminal justice reform measures advance in House and Senate

by Empower Mississippi

The Mississippi House and Senate have continued to advance a number of…

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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Parole reform is needed in Mississippi. And new legislation is moving.

by Steven Randle

Dangerous overpopulation crisis. Department of Justice investigation. Rehabilitation. Public safety. Recidivism. Mississippi…

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Justice reform: The cost of doing nothing

by J. Robertson

Many bills considered by the legislature come with a price tag. Whether…

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Approaching the home stretch

by Steven Randle

Today is the 60th day of the 2021 Mississippi legislative session, and…

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The business of grace

by Joanna Holbert

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

Education, Justice, Work

2021 session moving quickly: What’s alive?

by Russ Latino

The 2021 legislative session is moving quickly, with another important deadline yesterday….

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HB 551: Provisional driver’s license when ex-offenders leave prison

by Empower Mississippi

House Bill 551, sponsored by Rep. Nick Bain, seeks to provide a…

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Empower leads conservative coalition calling for reforms to Mississippi’s justice system

by Empower Mississippi

Empower Mississippi led a state and national coalition of conservative organizations calling…