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Learning from Henley-Young’s Progress

Years after litigation and cutting way down on the number of kids behind bars, Jackson faces an interesting crossroads: Our juvenile-justice center might be the leader for rehabilitative treatment for ...

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Hinds County DA Smith's Appeal Fails, Supreme Court Orders Retrial

The Mississippi Supreme Court denied Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's appeal to avoid a second trial yesterday.

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Justices Won't Block New Trial of Hinds District Attorney

The Mississippi Supreme Court has cleared the way for Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith to go on trial again.

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The Future of the JFP Chick Ball

First, I'll share the sad news in case you haven't heard. We have reluctantly decided to postpone the JFP Chick Ball again this year, as we did in 2016, and ...

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The Right to Pre-Trial Justice for All?

Scott County law enforcement officers arrested Joshua Bassett on Jan. 3, 2014, under a warrant for grand larceny and possession of meth. Bassett could not know then that he would ...

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Mississippi Prison Consultant Will Plead Guilty to Kickbacks

The wife of a former Mississippi lawmaker says she wants to plead guilty to paying kickbacks to the state's former corrections commissioner.

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Man Convicted of Killing Ole Miss Officer Set for Release

A prosecutor said he will try to block the state's planned release of an inmate convicted in the 2006 killing of a University of Mississippi police officer.

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Education Official Apologizes Anew, This Time to Victims

The Education Department's civil rights chief apologized anew Thursday, this time to victims of campus sexual assault, for her "flippant" remarks attributing 90 percent of such claims to both parties ...

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Alcorn County Prison on Lockdown after Largest Contraband Bust This Year

Mississippi Department of Corrections officials found more than 100 cellphones at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility on Wednesday, July 12, along with bags of tobacco and shanks. MDOC put ...

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US Charging 412 in Health Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3 Billion

U.S. prosecutors announced Thursday that they have charged more than 400 people with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing.

Attorney Martin Perkins Speaks for Inmates

Attorney Martin Perkins speaks for three inmates in Hinds County Correctional Facility who have not been moved since the disturbance.

David Archie Speaks about Hinds Jail

David Archie speaks in front of the Hinds County Sheriffs Office on part of the families of inmates at the Hinds County Correctional Facility.

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis Gives HCCF Update

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis gives the media an update on the disturbance at the Hinds County Correctional Facility Monday afternoon.