FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 3, 2021 CONTACT: Brittney Perkins, Justice Court Access Program Manager, Mississippi Center for Justice, bperkins@mscenterforjustice.org   Online chatbot helps ‘level the playing field’ in the courtroom, especially for low-income people and communities of color   JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Center for Justice and Mississippi Access...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, Mississippi - This weekend, the nation’s eviction moratorium is set to expire. The Mississippi Center for Justice, which operates the state’s only COVID-19 eviction prevention hotline and has helped hundreds of individuals and families, is deeply...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 29, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, Mississippi Center for Justice, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org     Since the University of Mississippi’s controversial decision to terminate the tenure-track contract of History Professor Garrett Felber in December of 2020, the University and Felber have reached a settlement for a confidential amount that...

“If you can say you can’t breathe, you’re breathing.” With those words, Petal, MS, Mayor Hal Marx drew condemnation from across the nation following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, by police officer Derek Chauvin.   Community members and local advocacy groups, including...

MCJ has joined the team representing Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson and ten of his colleagues in suing Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Oath Keepers, and the Proud Boys over their roles in the Capital invasion of January 6, 2021....

National HIV Testing Day is observed annually on June 27th to encourage individuals to be vigilant in knowing their status.  According to HIV.gov, It is estimated that 1 in 7 people in the United States is living with HIV and unaware of their status.  This year’s...

A 15-week abortion ban would make it all but impossible for women in Mississippi to exercise their right to choose. It falls particularly heavily on low-income and Black women, who often cannot afford to travel elsewhere for the procedure....