Mississippi State News

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…

Hosemann calling for six-month suspension of state's gas tax

Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann is calling for a six-month suspension of the state’s 18.4-cent gas tax to combat record-level inflation. Hosemann made the announcement Monday. “The No. 1 concern citizens are discussing around their kitchen tables is the increased cost…