Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighborhood and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood. But somehow, and in some way, we have got to do this. We must all learn...

JACKSON, MS – Today FWD.us released a research brief that outlines the significant and sustained damage habitual sentencing laws are having on Mississippi families and communities.   We All Pay: Mississippi’s Harmful Habitual Laws details how the state’s current incarceration crisis is driven by habitual laws that add years, decades,...

For Immediate Release December 30, 2020 Contact: Robert B. McDuff, Director of the George Riley Impact Litigation Initiative, Mississippi Center for Justice, rmcduff@mscenterforjustice.org, 601-259-8484   MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR JUSTICE FILES SUIT FOR UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR JAMES THOMAS AGAINST STATE AUDITOR SHAD WHITE   Today, the Mississippi Center for Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf...

 It's been an extraordinary year! I can assure you that MCJ has fought for the most vulnerable Mississippians throughout this unprecedented health and economic crisis. Our work is testament to our conviction. Fighting difficult battles and overcoming insurmountable odds is what we do in Mississippi....

[caption id="attachment_1941" align="alignright" width="300"] Curtis Flowers. Photo credit to NFL Inspire Change.[/caption] The NFL is recognizing Curtis Flowers and other heroes in the struggle against systemic racism. Each honoree designated a nonprofit organization to receive a donation from the league. MCJ is thankful that Mr. Flowers...

    [caption id="attachment_1936" align="alignright" width="300"] MCJ founder Martha Bergmark and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Fred Banks present Gov. Winter with the 2012 Champion of Justice award.[/caption] The Mississippi Center for Justice mourns the loss of Governor William Winter. With Governor Winter’s passing, Mississippi has lost a...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday (12/7) that it will reopen DACA to first-time applicants. This announcement comes more than five months after the Supreme Court ruled that DACA was not properly ended by the Trump administration, yet the Department refused to...

STATEMENT OF ROB MCDUFF OF THE MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR JUSTICE, ATTORNEY FOR PROFESSOR JAMES M. THOMAS, IN RESPONSE TO THE AUDITOR’S DECEMBER 1, 2020 DEMAND THAT PROFESSOR THOMAS REIMBURSE THE STATE FOR TWO DAYS’ SALARY   Because of the pandemic and students varied schedules, Professor Thomas was...