U.S. Justice Department

Federal attorneys say Mississippi must expand mental health services

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Department of Justice says a federal judge should order Mississippi to expand community-based mental health services. Department attorneys filed documents with an expansion plan as part of the long-running litigation between the federal government and…

Mississippi inmate dies after days in hospital; autopsy set

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be done on a Mississippi inmate who died after being hospitalized several days. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Monday that 42-year-old Brandon Flowers was pronounced dead Sunday at…

Mississippi School Desegregates

A Mississippi Delta School District has agreed to a settlement in a long-running desegregation lawsuit. Lawyer Jamie Jacks says the agreement was announced Monday evening at a Cleveland School Board meeting. The 35-hundred student district had originally sought to maintain…