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Victims' Family Speak to Man Sentenced for 2013 Triple Homicide

Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill Sr. sentenced Javondus Beasley to life in prison for capital murder plus two consecutive 40-year sentences for second-degree murder today.

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EDITORIAL: Time for Evidence-based Crime Prevention at JPD

As this year comes to a close, so will Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance's 30-year career in the Jackson Police Department, who announced his retirement on Dec. 20.

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Museums Open, Mississippi Turns 200: Where to Go, What to Do on Dec. 9

Mississippi turns 200 this year, and to celebrate the state's bicentennial, a lot is going on in downtown Jackson on Saturday, Dec. 9.

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Feds Helping JPD, Hinds 'Eject' Suspects into Federal System Without Bond

On the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown Jackson, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst stood alongside federal, state and local law enforcement as he announced their new project to reduce ...

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Split Mississippi Court Rejects Appeal Over Delayed Trial

The Mississippi Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Hattiesburg man who said a delay of nearly five years between arrest and trial was unfair.

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Teens Indicted in Death of Boy Found in Stolen Car

A Mississippi teen could face the death penalty in the slaying of a 6-year-old boy who authorities said was inside a car stolen from a supermarket parking lot.

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OPINION: What It Will Take to Reduce Youth Crime

When it comes to tackling youth crime, Jackson is at the intersection of Concern and Encouragement.

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Young Perps: The Costs of Sensationalizing Youth Crime

Jackson Police Department spokesman Sgt. Roderick Holmes Holmes told the Jackson Free Press that the police department's protocol for sending out mugshots to media depends on several factors, including public ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Media, Cops: Choose Crime Solutions Over Perp Shows

It has never occurred to me to call up the police and ask them to stage a special "perp walk" so I can send someone to photograph someone accused of ...

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State Corrections Agency Replacing Military Strategy to Stop Repeat Offenders

Since learning that its traditional, military-style crime-fighting strategy actually increased repeat offenses, the Mississippi Department of Corrections plans to expand a recidivism-reduction program that focuses on cognitive behavioral change, called ...

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OPINION: Justice Against Sexual Violence

My middle daughter has always been one of my most outgoing and ambitious children. She was so proud of her uniform and of getting this job all on her own.

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OPINION: A Better World for Harper

Sexual violence in America is as common as apple pie, so when reports of rampant acts of sexual assault and harassment became headline news over the last few months, my ...

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Fellow Inmate Convicted for Murder of Choctaw Activist in Neshoba Jail

On Thursday, more than two years after activist Rexdale Henry of the Choctaw tribe of Native Americans turned up dead in a Neshoba County Jail cell, a jury found Justyn ...

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David Watkins Arrested for Embezzling More than $500,000 in Bonds

Jackson resident W. David Watkins turned himself in to authorities Wednesday night after being indicted on two counts for embezzling bond money intended for a development project he managed, announced ...

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OPINION: Domestic Violence is the Problem

Domestic abusers all over the country gun down family members they blame for their problems every day. They take children and bystanders with them.