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Baby bust’s effect on public schools

Mississippi public school enrollment is set to steadily shrink. In 2007, Mississippi had 46,455 births, about 127 per day. In...

Crime spike not due to prison reforms

Suggestions that the recent spike in homicides is due to recent statewide criminal justice reforms are not supported by evidence....

SB 2574: Expand the Fresh Start Act

Senate Bill 2574, sponsored by Sen. John Horhn, expands the Fresh Start Act to make it easier for someone with a criminal record to be approved for an occupational license when the past crime...

SB 2574: Expand the Fresh Start Act

Senate Bill 2574, sponsored by Sen. John Horhn, expands the Fresh Start Act to make it easier for someone with a criminal record to be approved for an occupational license when the past crime...

HB 1303: Expand the Fresh Start Act

House Bill 1303, sponsored by Rep. Shanda Yates, expands the Fresh Start Act to make it easier for someone with a criminal record to be approved for an occupational license when the past crime...

HB 1303: Expand the Fresh Start Act

House Bill 1303, sponsored by Rep. Shanda Yates, expands the Fresh Start Act to make it easier for someone with a criminal record to be approved for an occupational license when the past crime...

SB 2442: Establish the Prison-to-Paycheck Pipeline Pilot Program

Senate Bill 2442, sponsored by Sen. Juan Barnett, would create the post-release service pilot program designed to reduce recidivism by providing a variety of support services to people who leave prison.  The program will...

HB 1683: Expand opportunity for establishment of charter schools

House Bill 1683, sponsored by Rep. Jansen Owen, would make several changes to Mississippi’s charter school law designed to expand the establishment of charters in the state.  Under the proposal: Mississippi’s colleges and...

HB 1600: Post-Release Services Pilot Program

House Bill 1600, sponsored by Rep. Becky Currie, would create the post-release service pilot program designed to reduce recidivism by providing a variety of support services to individuals who leave prison.  The program will...

HB 1600: Post-Release Services Pilot Program

House Bill 1600, sponsored by Rep. Becky Currie, would create the post-release service pilot program designed to reduce recidivism by providing a variety of support services to individuals who leave prison.  The program will...

SB 2597: Require MDOC to develop data collection and reporting system

Senate Bill 2597, sponsored by Sen. Juan Barnett, would require the Department of Corrections to procure a data collection and reporting system that allows the department to collect and make public detailed information.   Under this...

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