Judge Reeves Schedules Hearing Tuesday on Holding Hinds County in Contempt for Jail Conditions
On Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, Hinds County responded to the U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi Carlton W. Reeves’ Nov. 23 request to convince the court not to find it in contempt for its handling of the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond in the wake of the 2016 U.S. Department of Justice consent decree with the county.
Lead-in-Water Lawsuit: Contamination Has Hurt Black Jackson Children and Their Futures
In two lawsuits New York-based attorney Corey Stern filed in October 2021 at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, plaintiffs seek $3 billion in damages due to claims about effects of lead in the water in Jackson, Miss., and public officials’ negligence about doing anything about it.
All We Want for Christmas Is Economic Security for Mississippi Women
Mississippi Women’s Economic Security Initiative Coalition is asking Mississippi legislators to give the gift of passing an Equal Pay Law to protect the financial security of Mississippi women.