Episode 1 – August 4, 2020 MCJ President and CEO Vangela M. Wade and state lawmakers Sen. Briggs Hopson, Rep. Robert Johnson, and Se. Derrick Simmons discuss COVID-19, the flag, and other challenges Mississippians face today. From August 4, 2020. ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2020   CONTACT: Patrick Taylor, Mississippi Center for Justice, 601-473-4309, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU, 347-514-3984, isarda-sorensen@aclu.org   JACKSON,  Miss. — The Mississippi Center for Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of Mississippi filed a lawsuit today seeking to ensure that absentee voting is more accessible to Mississippians during...

One year after the record-breaking ICE Raids at Mississippi poultry plants, the Mississippi Center for Justice explores the deepening crisis and worsening injustices in the affected communities. Click here to read our comprehensive report 1 year after the raids....

Mississippi’s history is steeped in state-supported violence and institutional racism that permeate every economic, educational, health, social, political, religious, and economic issue, decision, and debate within its borders. For many of its citizens, including the near 20% living in poverty, the “hospitality state” nickname is...

According to the National Consumer Law Center, state courts across the nation have begun to hold remote virtual hearings. Hinds County Justice Court, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,  now utilizes remote conferencing in civil matters due to limited space for social distancing in the...

Congressman John Lewis—battle soldier, visionary, humble man, Congressman—crossed his final earthly bridge last night. The Mississippi Center for Justice exists to carry on the struggle that he and so many before him waged so well. We pause to reflect on his life, work, achievement, and legacy. “When...

For Immediate Release July 14, 2020 Contact – Beth Orlansky, Advocacy Director, Mississippi Center for Justice, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2838   CFPB Reverses Policy Aimed at Mitigating Perpetual Debt   Today, unfortunately, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau repealed a 2017 regulation that protected Mississippians from some of the most unscrupulous acts of payday...

For Immediate Release July 14, 2020 Contact – Beth Orlansky, Advocacy Director, Mississippi Center for Justice, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2838   Today, unfortunately, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau repealed a 2017 regulation that protected Mississippians from some of the most unscrupulous acts of payday lenders, effectively placing borrowers, like sharecroppers, at...