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Ex-Prisoners Get a Boost Amid MDOC Turmoil

Re-entry has to come into focus recently as the number of people let out of prison in Mississippi, which has one of the nation's highest imprisonment rates, is on the ...

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Corinth Police Investigating Assault, Possible Hate Crime

The Corinth Police Department is investigating an assault on a Corinth man as a possible hate crime.

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Adams Co. Correctional Center Riot Trial Moved to Jackson

Three inmates charged with planning to kill a guard during a violent federal prison riot at Adams County Correctional Center will be tried June 8 in U.S. District Court in ...

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State NAACP Calls for Inquiry into Black Man's Hanging Death

Federal and state authorities are investigating the hanging death of a black man in Claiborne County who had been missing for more than two weeks, the FBI said Thursday.

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Judge Jeff Weill vs. Public Defenders: The Next Ferguson?

A controversy brewing in the Hinds County courthouse has the potential to draw the attention of the United States Justice Department, which recently issued a scathing investigative report on the ...

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Robert Durst Back in Court for 2nd Straight Day

Authorities found nearly 150 grams of marijuana and a revolver in millionaire Robert Durst's hotel room when he was arrested over the weekend, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Man, 20, Accused of Shooting Officers at Ferguson Protest

A man charged in the shooting of two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson told investigators he was not targeting law enforcement and had been aiming for someone with ...

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Judge: State Must Produce Execution Drug Records

On Friday, watchdogs of the state's execution procedures got a victory from a local judge who ordered the Mississippi Department of Corrections to produce unredacted documents about lethal injection drugs ...

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Epps, Ex-Prison Boss, Pleads Guilty to 2 Federal Corruption Counts

In a change of course, Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts in a federal corruption case.

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Beyond Crime and Punishment

Willie Jerome Manning and Michelle Byrom were the last two people the state of Mississippi attempted to execute.

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Judicial Watchdog Agency Seeks Suspension for Madison Judge

A judicial watchdog commission is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to suspend a Madison County judge recently arrested for simple assault on a vulnerable person.

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State Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Death Row Prisoner Manning

Willie Jerome Manning, one of the last people the state of Mississippi attempted to execute, will get a new trial, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered on Feb. 12.

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White Judge Accused of Assault, Race Abuse Indicted

Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger has been indicted and arrested for allegedly assaulting a mentally disabled black man in Canton last year.

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Report: Miss. No. 2 in Lynchings Per Capita

A chilling new report revealed this week reveals that racial terror lynching in the U.S. was much worse than previously believed.

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Don’t Prematurely Nix Prison Reform

It really doesn't come as a big surprise that an effort is now under way to scale back last year's package of sweeping criminal-justice reform bills.

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