Rev. Benson Adu is a Nigerian pastor who was persecuted by Boko Haram. They kidnapped, beat, and cut him, and when he escaped, they tracked him down again. He fled to the U.S., thinking that getting out of the country would keep Boko Haram from harming his...

The pandemic caused economic uncertainty within many Mississippi households. Despite an eviction moratorium, many Mississippi landlords pursued evictions, both within and outside of the courts system. MCJ established the state's only COVID-related eviction prevention hotline for renters who suspected that they were being unlawfully evicted....

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Jackson, Mississippi - Former Sec. of Agriculture and Mississippi Congressman Mike Espy joined the Mississippi Center for Justice board of directors.    “We are positively thrilled to have such a passionate, committed advocate for Mississippi joining our team, especially at this moment in time. Mississippians have been...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 1, 2021 CONTACT: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, MS – Mississippi Center for Justice is honored to announce that starting June 1, 2021, it will host a criminal justice initiative to ensure that juvenile offenders who were sentenced to life without parole will receive resentencing...

For Immediate Release May 21, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   The Black Voices for Black Justice Fund announced its third round of awardees, including Black leaders in Mississippi, Chicago, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, DC.   Wade, who was notified of her award by Fund co-chair Stacey Abrams,...

Dennis Taylor, 58, came into the Mississippi Center for Justice office looking for help preventing the foreclosure of his Jackson, MS, home of 14 years. During his client interview, Mr. Taylor explained that he had been unemployed for three years after getting hurt at work...