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.
- Ensuring access to mental health for justice-involved individuals.
- Supporting restorative justice (Ban the Box and other second chance efforts).
- July 6, 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
SB2237 - Would keep secret those involved in executions, including the execution team, lethal injection drug providers.May 1, 2016
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