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Appellate Court Upholds Ex-Pastor's Rape and Battery Conviction

Troy Anthony Piccaluga, then 48 and former pastor of the Eagle Lake and Redwood United Methodist churches, was arrested March 30, 2018, at his home by Warren County sheriff’s deputies …

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All Three Men Charged in Arbery's Death Convicted of Murder

All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial …

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Mississippi Parolees Paying for Supervision May Perpetuate More Criminality for Poor

Parolees in Mississippi must pay a $55 monthly fee, which can become an added burden on those released from prison, respondents say.

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Mississippi Executes First Inmate in Nine Years

Last evening the State of Mississippi executed David Neal Cox, 50, by way of lethal injection. The execution marks the first case of capital punishment carried out by the state …

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Woman Who Won Freedom from Prison in 2011 Dies of COVID-19

Jamie Scott, a woman who won freedom from prison a decade ago after being convicted with her sister in a 1993 armed robbery in Mississippi, then went on to become …

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Second Jackson Summit Held to Tackle Jackson Crime

In the second of such events in one week, Jackson leadership met with residents of the city’s fourth ward this week to tackle a growing concern—violent crime.

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Councilman Stokes To Host ‘Stop The Madness’ Summit Against Violent Crime

Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes announced that he is hosting a summit dubbed ‘Stop The Madness’ on Nov. 8 in hopes of reducing violent crime in Jackson and turning youth …

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Official: Prisons Should be 'Training Centers,' Not Punitive

Business leaders, law enforcement officers, policy groups and government officials met at the Two Mississippi Museums to discuss ways to reduce recidivism and barriers to formerly incarcerated people having healthy, …

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Who Killed Angela Parker? Jackson Man Condemned To Life In Prison In 1998 Claims Innocence

The evidence showed that the homicide detectives interviewed Blue Chip Lounge owner John Ware, and he provided them the surveillance video recording that apparently placed Ronnie Johnson at the club …

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Favre Repays $600K in Mississippi Welfare Case, Auditor Says

Favre is not facing criminal charges, but former Mississippi Department of Human Services director John Davis and other people have been charged in one of the state’s largest embezzlement cases.

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‘Keeping the Peace’: Eight Candidates Run for Hinds County District 5 Constable

Candidates running for the Hinds County District 5 Constable position at the Nov. 2 special election attended two recent, separate forums to jostle for votes. Bennie C. Buckner resigned from …

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One Jail’s Tale: Hinds County Detention Center At Risk of Federal Takeover

The Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond, Miss., suffered from structural defects from its opening on Monday, Nov. 14, 1994.

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Bridge the Wage Gap: Domestic Violence Hurts Survivors’ Economic Security

Domestic and dating violence, or intimate partner violence, referred to as IPV, is a common reality that has short- and long-term negative effects on survivors’ economic security and independence.

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Lost in a Broken System: Why Detainees Spend Years in Hinds Jails Without Trial

Fifty-eight people in Hinds County Detention Centers by July 2, 2021, had spent more than two years there, documents the Jackson Free Press obtained show.

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Analysis: Mississippi Reveals it Has Lethal Injection Drugs

Mississippi has not executed a death row inmate since June 2012, and no executions are currently scheduled. But a new court filing shows that the state Department of Corrections in …