April 23, 2021
Sen. Juan Barnett, D-Hedeilburg, principally authored Senate Bill 2795. Gov. Tate Reeves signed the bill into law yesterday, after a tumultuous round of compromises in the Mississippi Legislature left it without what criminal-justice advocacy groups call needed reforms for habitual-offender laws. Photo courtesy Mississippi State Senate
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Thousands of incarcerated Mississippians will soon become eligible for a parole hearing after Gov. Tate Reeves signed the “Mississippi Earned Parole Eligibility Act” into law this Thursday.