Mississippi Center for Justice For Immediate Release April 28, 2020 Contact: Beth Orlansky, Advocacy Director, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org MCJ Files Emergency Motion Requesting End to Garnishment Proceedings Jackson, MS – The Mississippi Center for Justice has filed an emergency motion requesting the Mississippi Supreme Court halt garnishment proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Tony Agustin, a Mexican national, was arrested without warning last August in a massive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on the Mississippi chicken plant where he worked. The ICE agents arrested 680 people in the raid. They quickly took Tony to a remote detention center in...

Roy Harness has always been a hard worker. The Ruth, Mississippi, native and Vietnam-era veteran served three years in the Army before landing a good job as a structural builder with Southern California Edison Power Company in the late 1970s. “My daddy instilled a strong work...

The Mississippi Center for Justice is representing multiple tenants who are being effectively evicted from their residences without warning while Mississippi is calling for residents to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 1, Governor Reeves’ executive order directed that Mississippi residents stay...

Welcome to the Mississippi Mask Drive! Together with our partners, we thank you sincerely for your interest in helping those who work and live in Mississippi’s locked facilities. MCJ has witnessed the incredible capacity Mississippians have for generosity in the face of crisis. In that...

COVID-19 is taking a tragic toll on Americans across the country and here in Mississippi. People are struggling to access adequate testing and treatment for the disease. Many have died. Americans are losing jobs left and right. Small businesses are scrambling to stay afloat. Incarcerated...

On February 20, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision striking down a controversial Mississippi law that would have outlawed almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected -- which generally occurs at six weeks of pregnancy. The lower court’s...