Noted North Carolina Attorney Henderson Hill to Join the Curtis Flowers Defense Team  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact: Dana Thomas, Communications Director Mississippi Center for Justice dthomas@mscenterforjustice.org, 601-506-9156   JACKSON, Miss., October 3, 2019 -- The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) announced today that renowned attorney Henderson Hill of Charlotte NC will join the...

Immigration Attorney  On August 7, 2019, ICE raided 7 poultry processing plants in 5 communities in Mississippi, rounding up 680 immigrants. Over half were detained; approximately 200 face criminal charges; all will need representation for removal proceedings. Over 500 attorneys have volunteered to assist, but the number...

Radical Revised Public Charge Regulation Will Punish Lawfully Present Immigrant Families in Mississippi, Increasing Hunger and Poor Health Jackson, Miss. —Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its new “public charge” regulation, which aims to sow fear and reap chaos, cruelty, and increased racial and economic...

On April 16, Governor Phil Bryant signed H.B. 1352, the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2019. H.B. 1352’s bipartisan reforms include a provision authored by the Mississippi Center for Justice, which opts out of a 1996 federal ban on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug 1, 2019 Victory in Mississippi: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Trial Court’s Redistricting Plan for Senate District 22 JACKSON, Miss. — Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision affirming the trial court’s judgment that the redistricting plan adopted by the Mississippi...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2019 Contact: Joshua Tom Interim Director, ACLU Of Mississippi Phone: 601-354-3408 Email: jtom@aclu-ms.org Cliff Johnson Director, MacArthur Justice Center Phone: 662-915-6863 Email: cliff.johnson@macarthurjustice.org Dana C. Thomas Communications Director Mississippi Center for Justice Phone: 769-230-2841 Email:  dthomas@mscenterforjustice.org   Graeme Crews Communications Associate Southern Poverty Law Center Phone:  334-956-8435 Email:  Graeme.Crews@splcenter.org Civil Rights Organizations Blame Escapes and Violence on Combination of Mass Incarceration...