FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, Mississippi - This weekend, the nation’s eviction moratorium is set to expire. The Mississippi Center for Justice, which operates the state’s only COVID-19 eviction prevention hotline and has helped hundreds of individuals and families, is deeply...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 29, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, Mississippi Center for Justice, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org     Since the University of Mississippi’s controversial decision to terminate the tenure-track contract of History Professor Garrett Felber in December of 2020, the University and Felber have reached a settlement for a confidential amount that...

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,...

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...