Mississippi governor: Close part of notorious state prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, G...

'Shut it down,' protesters chant about Mississippi prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Protesters outside the Mississippi Capitol on Friday condemned conditions in state prisons where inmates have died violently in the past month. People with rela...

Mississippi governor tours prison rocked by deadly violence

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new governor says he and the i nterim corrections commissioner toured a troubled state prison to see conditions and to try to understand what led to an outburst of ...

New appeal filed in 12-year sentence for cellphone in jail

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court should overturn an “astonishing” 12-year prison sentence given to an African American man who took a mobile phone into a jail cell when he was arres...

Another inmate dies in a troubled Mississippi prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi inmate died in a troubled state prison Wednesday, and state corrections officials said his death appeared to be a suicide by hanging. At lea...

2 more inmates killed in troubled Mississippi prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two inmates were killed Monday night at an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by other deadly violence in recent weeks. The state Department o...

Appeals court won't rehear Mississippi 15-week abortion case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday that it will not reconsider its ruling that Mississippi's law banning most abortions after 15 weeks is unconstitutional. T...

Mississippi upholds 12-year sentence for cellphone in jail

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a b...

Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a Civi...

Mississippi: Wide search for new leader of troubled prisons

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding prob...

US authorities ask public for info about Mississippi prisons

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal authorities in Mississippi said Tuesday that they are aware of problems in the state's understaffed prison system, recently shaken by deadly violence. T...

Mississippi will have Democratic primary for US Senate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is aiming for a rematch of a U.S. Senate race that he lost to Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi in 2018, in hopes of reversing the...

Mississippi DA leaves murder case after multiple trials

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor filed a court order Monday indicating he won't be the one to decide whether to try a man a seventh time in a quadruple murder case. Dis...

Foretold "uprising" hits cash-starved Mississippi prisons

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The leader of Mississippi’s underfunded prison system was pleading with lawmakers for money to hire more guards and pay them better in 2012 when he warned, “I see trouble down th...

Mississippi senator loyal to Trump is filing for reelection

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi is filing papers Friday to run for reelection, and she's expected to campaign by emphasizing her loyalty to President Donald ...