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MDOC Seeks New Deals at 4 Prisons

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking proposals from private companies to operate four of the state's private prisons.

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Lawsuit Challenges State's Failure to Fund MAEP

Angered by the state's failure to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, 14 Mississippi school districts filed legal claims in Hinds County on Aug. 28.

Education

14 Miss. School Districts Sue Over Underfunding

Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.

Domestic Violence

After Rice, NFL Increases Domestic Violence Bans

Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including ...

Crime

Case Questioned in Silicone Injection Death

Defense attorneys for a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections are attacking the prosecution's evidence.

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Lessons from Ferguson

Understanding the historical significance of the Ferguson uprising is what drove a handful of activists from Jackson to go to Ferguson in support of protesters and observe organizing strategies being ...

Justice

Federal Prosecutions Not Easy in Police Shootings

As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

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Jury Chosen in Buttocks Injection Death Trial

Opening arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a woman charged with giving unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed two women.

Crime

Mississippi Man Shot After Cross Burning in Yard

A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether ...

Crime

Storify: R.L. Nave on the Ground in #Ferguson

News Editor R.L. Nave headed to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend to report on the continuing protests that followed the shooting by police of

Justice

Ferguson: Michael Brown, Killed by Cop, Suspected in $49 Cigar Robbery

A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen ...

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Hell’s Warriors in 'Gideon's Army'

Dante encounters an inscription posted above the entrance that reads: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

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Jordan Presses New Appeal of 1976 Death Sentence

A Mississippi death row inmate is asking the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear an appeal.

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WLBT: Quentin Whitwell Stepping Down

Crime Down as Leadership Shifts

Jackson Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell will retire this fall, WLBT reports.

Crime

Suburban Detroit Man Found Guilty of Murder In 'Porch Shooting'

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his ...

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