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...

Mississippi Center for Justice Receives Grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Advance Racial and Economic Justice in Mississippi     Jackson, MS – Mississippi Center for Justice received a 3-year, $1.3 million grant to continue its mission to strengthen social, racial, and economic justice in Mississippi by...

For Immediate Release February 3, 2021 Contact: Beth Orlansky, Director of Advocacy, Mississippi Center for Justice, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2838   Mississippi Center for Justice Receives Grant from Butler Snow Foundation to Continue Fair Housing and Immigration Initiatives   Jackson, MS – Mississippi Center for Justice is the recipient of a $10,000 grant...

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...