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Hinds County Criminal Justice Council Gets to Work

A group of Jackson and Hinds County leaders has begun meeting bi-monthly to work on improvements to the adult and juvenile justice systems in the city and county, after Hinds ...

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EDITORIAL: Transparency in Officer Shootings Needs to Improve, Not Worsen

We now get even less information about officer-involved shootings. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations does not have to disclose information concerning any open or closed investigations except to law enforcement.

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Jackson Even Less Transparent with Officer-Involved Shootings?

Just one month after Mississippi Bureau of Investigations officially began handling officer-involved shootings in Jackson, it has been harder to get information previously available to citizens and reporters following these ...

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Corrections Fulfills Post-Epps Directive

It has been almost four years since the Mississippi Department of Corrections was turned upside down after a federal grand jury indicted former Commissioner Christopher Epps on several counts of ...

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Grand Jurors Decline to Indict Officers in Shooting Deaths

Grand jurors in Mississippi's most populous county have declined to indict four officers involved in recent shooting deaths.

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Feds' 'Operation High Life' Drug Raid Arrests Can Draw Life in Prison

At least six people in Mississippi and Texas could face life in prison after a group of federal, state and local law enforcement seized more than 40 kilograms of methamphetamine, ...

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Body Cams, Community Policing, Mental Health Funds on JPD's DOJ Wish List

The Jackson Police Department hopes to equip its officers with body cameras and increase its "community policing" capacity with funds from U.S. Department of Justice.

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Judge to Decide Who Will Seek Victim Repayment in Fraud

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves heard arguments Friday from Mississippi's secretary of state and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on plans to hire a receiver. Records show Reeves plans ...

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Kingston Frazier, One Year Later

On a sweltering Friday evening, orange cones blocked off Meadow Lane as the neighborhood came together on May 18 for a commemorative graduation and block party for Kingston Frazier, the ...

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A Lost Hope: Remembering Lil Lonnie and 2018’s Deadliest Month

Rising hip-hop artist Lonnie "Lil Lonnie" Taylor, 22, was driving around his hometown of Jackson with a woman in the passenger's seat around 10 p.m. on April 29. Suddenly, someone ...

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.