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Inside Jackson’s Officer-Involved Shooting Task Force

Last month, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba had prepared to make an executive decision about how the Jackson Police Department would handle transparency following officer-involved shootings.

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Debtors’ Prisons Out, Parole For More People

Criminal-justice reform is and has been a bipartisan issue in the Mississippi Legislature in recent years, and 2018 is no exception.

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Mississippi Defendants Spend Months in Jail Awaiting Trial

Jerry Sanders has been sitting in a jail cell on a relatively minor charge of methamphetamine possession for more than a year — longer than the sentence he could get ...

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Insurance Broker: Prisons Chief Demanded 'Take Care of Me'

Guy Evans was the latest person—and could be the last—to plead guilty to what prosecutors say was a wide-ranging scheme of bribery and corruption under Christopher Epps, who led the ...

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Sheriffs Decry Cutbacks, Private Prison Contracts

Mississippi sheriffs packed into Room 113 at the Capitol Monday to express frustrations after the Mississippi Department of Corrections announced a reduction in inmates housed at the 15 regional facilities ...

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Inside the City of Jackson's 'Crime Summit'

A panel of Mississippi-based professionals sat in black leather armchairs on the stage of the Jackson Convention Center's theater on April 19. Larry Perry, Devon Loggins, Tiffany Anderson-Washington, Fallon Brewster ...

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Mayor Lumumba Hosting Crime and Justice Summit Tonight at 6 p.m.

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and the City of Jackson will host a Crime and Justice Summit tonight at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex downtown.

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Ready to Engage: The JFP Interview with JPD Chief Anthony Moore

Interim Police Chief Anthony Moore, known since Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba appointed him in January as a man of few words, opened the door to his office in the Jackson ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Time for Mississippi to Get Smarter on Crime

Dozens of officers from 15 federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies gathered in a circle in front of the new colorful Jackson mural facing State Street meant to symbolize a ...

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OPINION: The Mayor’s Task Farce

In the "most radical city on the planet," the "emperor" has no clothes. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has repeatedly provided cover for the Jackson Police Department, which has consistently exacted ...

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U.S. Attorney Touts 'Project EJECT' Sting of Alleged Gangsters, Criminals

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst called a press conference at the United States Courthouse downtown Monday to release some details about the results of a recent cooperative sting to go after ...

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AG Sessions Praises Project Eject, Gang 'Surge' in Jackson by Feds, JPD, Others

The U.S. Department of Justice, the Jackson Police Department and a list of other agencies, including from the Gulf Coast, worked together last week on a police sweep in Jackson. ...

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Trial Over Prison Conditions in Mississippi Comes to a Close

Closing arguments are set in a federal trial in which inmates say they live in unsanitary and excessively violent conditions in a Mississippi prison.

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City Announces Officer-Involved Shooting Task Force on Identifying Officers

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba has established a task force to provide recommendations for developing a Jackson Police Department policy that will govern the release of names of officers involved in ...

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JPD Begins Downtown Foot Patrol Unit

The Jackson Police Department will implement a foot-patrol unit in downtown Jackson beginning Monday, April 2, under Interim Chief Anthony Moore's direction.