Justice

Justice, Your Story

From addiction and despair to a new life

by Joanna Holbert

“I’m a junkie. This is my life.” That’s what Mary Hirsch thought…

Justice, Your Story

A new life after addiction and prison

by Joanna Holbert

“I was a functioning addict.” That’s how Julie Crutcher describes herself during…

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Legislature should act on criminal justice reform, before it’s too late

by Steven Randle

The Mississippi legislature is nearly halfway through their 2021 session. Every year…

Justice, Press Releases

Legislature Working to Keep Mississippi Safe and Provide Second Chances

by Empower Mississippi

Both the House and Senate have demonstrated desire to pass meaningful public…

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Inmate #53918 and the Cause of Conservative Justice Reform

by Russ Latino

Inmate #53918 shuffled into a Mississippi prison on January 23, 2006. Fifteen…

Justice, Your Story

Coffee and Conversation: Grant Callen with New Orleans Saints LB Demario Davis

by Joanna Holbert

Say the name Demario Davis, and people rightfully think of one of…

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On Parole: Providing Deserved Second Chances are a Part of Justice

by Steven Randle

The day is February 10, 2021 and a man sits in a…

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SB 2792: Expand the Fresh Start Act

by Empower Mississippi

Senate Bill 2792, sponsored by Senator John Horhn, expands the provisions of…

Justice, Your Story

Two life sentences for seven boxes of Sudafed

by Joanna Holbert

Three strikes and he’s out. But does the punishment fit the crime?…

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SB 2574: Create a pilot reentry program

by Empower Mississippi

Senate Bill 2574, sponsored by Sen. Juan Barnett, seeks to create a…

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SB 2561: Provisional driver’s license when ex-offenders leave prison

by Empower Mississippi

Senate Bill 2561, sponsored by Sen. Daniel Sparks, seeks to provide a…

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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…