Criminal Justice Reform
The ACLU of Mississippi works to promote criminal justice reform by working to reduce Mississippi's prison populations and protect the rights guaranteed to the accused, defendants, and prisoners. We focus on:
- Addressing systemic practices of police misconduct.
- Reducing over-incarceration through bail reform.
- Exposing and challenging modern-day debtors' prisons.
- Advocating for transparency and accountability in law enforcement.
- Supporting restorative justice (Ban the Box and other second chance efforts).
- January 30, 2019
- October 10, 2018
- February 22, 2018
- January 8, 2018
- July 6, 2016
- May 1, 2016
SB2512 - Would require new private prisons to show that their facility can result in a recidivism rate that is 10% less than the recidivism rate for DOC facilities.May 1, 2016
SB2791 - Would clarify the list of offenses that make offenders convicted between 1995-2014 ineligible for parole.May 1, 2016