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
- January 24, 2019
HB647: Provides that anyone who fails to pay a fine or appear in municipal court shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.May 1, 2016
HB 1399 - Requires municipal governments to provide police officers with body-worn cameras, requires police officers to wear cameras while on patrol, and makes an officer’s failure to wear the camera a misdemeanor offense.May 1, 2016
- May 1, 2016
HB 1314 & SB 2620 - Would legislatively remedy the resurgence of modern-day debtors’ prisons in Mississippi – evidenced by federal class actions against two of its largest cities.May 1, 2016
HB 669 & SB 2490 – Require that law enforcement officers employed by agencies which provide body-word cameras, operate the cameras and store the footage according to guidelines designed to ensure transparency and accountability while protecting...May 1, 2016