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...

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...