Trump Hailed This State’s Prison Reforms as a National Model — but the Numbers Reflect a Grim Reality
When Mississippi lawmakers passed prison reform legislation in 2014, they pledged to devote some of the savings to drug rehabilitation, reentry programs and prison alternatives. That hasn’t happened.
Selective funding leaves public schools in the hole
Throughout its history, Mississippi policymakers have fought against the education of those who didn’t belong to their “club”.
63 years after Brown, segregated classrooms persist in one Mississippi school district
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — More than six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional, one Mississippi school district has largely segregated classrooms — some all-black, some majority white.
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Formed in 2018, the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit news organization that seeks to empower citizens in their communities by holding public officials accountable. Led by award-winning investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell, the Center reports on such issues as education, the criminal justice system, prisons and public corruption. Through this work, the Center empowers Mississippians, helping them ensure that our public meetings and records stay public and that our democracy works as intended.