Sentencing delayed for Epps again

April 14, 2016 in News

By Othor Cain Contributing Writer Former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps appeared again in federal court Monday before Judge Henry T. Wingate to learn his fate — what […]

Task force seeking ways to cut Mississippi’s prison population

December 5, 2013 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A task force seeking ways to cut Mississippi’s ballooning prison population plans to present lawmakers with suggestions on how criminals are sentenced and released. The judges, […]

Mississippi drug courts growing but short on money

November 10, 2013 in News, Statewide News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi drug courts are handling a growing number of cases, and officials say they help people improve their lives through treatment and accountability rather than imprisonment. […]