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Mississippi Mask Drive

Mar 25, 2020

  Welcome to the Mississippi Mask Drive! Together with our partners, we thank you sincerely for your interest in helping those who work and live in Mississippi’s locked facilities. MCJ has witnessed the incredible...

MCJ in Action – COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19 is taking a tragic toll on Americans across the country and here in Mississippi. People are struggling to access adequate testing and treatment for the disease. Many have died. Americans are losing...

MCJ secures $95,000 in Settlements for Residents of Gulfport Trailer Park

Feb 25, 2020

The Mississippi Center for Justice’s Housing Campaign successfully secured $95,000 in settlements for victims of housing discrimination at a Gulfport trailer park. The investigation, led by Staff Attorney William B....

Court of Appeals Upholds Lower Court's Decision to Strike Down “Fetal Heartbeat” Bill, Protecting Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom

Feb 21, 2020

On February 20, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision striking down a controversial Mississippi law that would have outlawed almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected --...

Protect Families: Urge Your Representative to Vote NO on Senate Bill 2257

Feb 19, 2020

S.B. 2257 jeopardizes Medicaid, SNAP, and TANF—health care, food, and economic lifelines for Mississippi's most vulnerable children and families.

Two weeks ago,...

MCJ Recognized by We The Action

Feb 03, 2020

We the Action recently recognized MCJ’s response to the August 7, 2019, ICE raids in central Mississippi as the organization’s...

Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Cruelest New Immigration Rule to Move Forward

Jan 28, 2020

The Trump Administration has spent three years trying to erect a wealth test for green cards. The U.S. Supreme Court has now cleared the way for the Administration to begin enforcing a new...

Join Our Fight to Fix Mississippi’s Broken Prison System

Jan 24, 2020

The abysmal condition of Mississippi’s prisons is in the news again after two inmates were beaten to death at Parchman Farm — a location already infamous for brutality and cruelty.Six other inmates have died at...

Vangela Wade Named as MCJ's New President and CEO

Jan 21, 2020

The Mississippi Center for Justice Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Vangela M. Wade, a leading attorney and educator, will become its next president and CEO, effective January 15th, 2020....