FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2021    MCJ is one of the organizations that has filed suit against the state’s 15-week abortion ban, which disproportionately hurts African American and poor women   Jackson, Mississippi - Today, the Supreme Court announced it would take up a case concerning a Mississippi...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org      Jackson, Mississippi - This week, Governor Tate Reeves decided to end federal aid for unemployed Mississippians. Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, made the following statement in response:    “It is absolutely outrageous...

Mississippi Center for Justice stands with all people of conscience who condemn the official proclamation signed by Governor Tate Reeves declaring April 2021 as ConfederateHeritage Month. The Confederacy represents the very worst of our nation and our state, and Reeves’ crass romanticization of it is...

Jackson, MS – Elizabeth Buyan was named director of philanthropy for Mississippi Center for Justice. In this role, Elizabeth will lead the institution’s fundraising programs, including foundation giving, corporate sponsorships, signature events such as Mississippi on the Potomac and Champions of Justice, and individual giving.   “We are excited to have Elizabeth join us,” says President and CEO Vangela...

March 18, 2021 – Last week, Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Crystal Wise Martin ordered the disclosure of contract monitoring reports and responses to those reports requested more than one year ago by investigative journalists at The Marshall Project. The documents concern three Mississippi prisons managed...

By Vangela M. Wade, President and CEO of Mississippi Center for Justice   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="350"] Photo: Barbara Gautt, Clarion Ledger[/caption] It’s been four weeks since Jackson experienced an historic winter storm. When the weather warmed, decrepit water and sewer pipes across the city began to burst....