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...

 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...