JPD arrested five individuals for possession of ecstasy and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in connection to a dispensary party on Woodside Drive.
Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on a sweeping federal indictment that accuses him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the performer.
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein , who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
In a 2017 report, ProPublica identified more than 100 cases in which Mississippians with mental illnesses were spending long periods in jail waiting for a bed or evaluation from the state hospital.
Three prison inmates may not have escaped last week if not for Mississippi's "mass incarceration problem," a group of civil-rights organizations said in a press statement on Friday.
A Jackson-area civil rights attorney is vowing to represent an African American man after a prosecutor accused of racial bias said he plans to try him a seventh time for the same murder case.
Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a secret deal, federal prosecutors took another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him in an indictment unsealed Monday of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14.
We all failed Cedric (Willis) in life. Let us not fail him in death. I need you to insist on a better way, on a better life for all of us. I need you to care.
The misdemeanor domestic violence trial for a Mississippi lawmaker has been delayed because a local prosecutor stepped down from the case.
A federal judge should intervene in Mississippi's mental health care system, a U.S. Justice Department lawyer argued Monday, saying the state has moved far too slowly to provide community alternatives to mental hospitals.
Pieter Teeuwissen and Anthony R. Simon are representing six city residents in a lawsuit against the City of Jackson. The defendants named in the case have water bills ranging from $1,000 to $34,000.
Two years after rule changes in Mississippi courts, judges are still demanding bail—and people are still getting stuck in jail.
The Jackson Police Department will join various other police agencies across the United States that require officers to wear body cameras.
Cedric Willis had to claw his way to freedom while living in hell. Then he returned to a community that, until to the present, has never collectively decided to tackle and prevent violence rather than thinking that the police can do that.
A federal judge sat through a monthlong trial last year over conditions at a privately run Mississippi prison, but that wasn't enough for him to make a decision on whether conditions are unconstitutional.
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