Mississippi State News

Reeves vetoes money for golf courses and other projects

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he has vetoed spending for several projects, including more than $13 million to revive a golf course and create an adventure trail at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park in Jackson.…

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…

Feds find 'severe, systemic' problems in Mississippi prison

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has released the findings of its two-year investigation of a Mississippi prison. The department says Wednesday that the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman violated inmates' constitutional…

Mississippi House and Senate approve own redistricting

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House and Senate voted by wide margins Tuesday to approve plans to redraw legislative districts to account for population changes revealed by the 2020 Census. The House has 122 districts, and the Senate has…