JACKSON, Mississippi – Food security—the condition in which all people at all times have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food—is essential to building healthy, equitable, and resilient communities for all. Yet in 2017, one in five (573,610) Mississippians and one...

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This Food Policy Update from the Mississippi Center for Justice is the first in a new series on emerging legal and policy efforts and opportunities to foster a food secure, healthy, and just state for all. Sign up to receive future updates via email here,...

I’ll never forget the day that Alberto (name changed) came into our office seeking immigration help.  Only a teenager, Alberto fled his native Guatemala alone—leaving behind his loved ones and traversing Mexico through the unrelenting summer’s heat—to seek safety in central Mississippi, where his uncle...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: DANA THOMAS, Communications Director Mississippi Center for Justice dthomas@mscenterforjustice.org, 769.230.2841  DERRICK ROBINSON, Director of Communications Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DRobinson@LawyersCommittee.org, 202-662-8317 FEDERAL COURT REQUIRES REDRAWING OF  MISSISSIPPI SENATE DISTRICT 22 IN MCJ LAWSUIT JACKSON, Miss., February 13, 2019 —Federal District Judge Carlton Reeves issued an order today declaring that...

If you have gone to court, or watched a legal or police drama, you are probably familiar with the concept of  “standard of proof.”  In civil cases juries are instructed that they must use the “preponderance of evidence” standard before ruling for a party. In criminal cases,...

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