Author: Associated Press

Education company leaders plead guilty to federal charges

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A mother and son who ran a for-profit education company have pleaded guilty to improperly obtaining millions of dollars from the Mississippi Department of Education by submitting false documents about schools they operated. Federal…

Federal probe finds severe problems in Mississippi prison

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prison violated inmates’ constitutional rights by failing to protect them from violence, meet their mental health needs or take adequate steps for suicide prevention, and by relying too much on prolonged solitary…