The ACLU of Mississippi remains your Capitol’s watchdog and this year we knew we would need all hands on deck. Our legislative strategy sent all of the advocacy staff to the Capitol to lobby legislators using their specific expertise.
Five-Week Trial Exposes Inhumane, Unconstitutional Conditions at Mississippi Prison Operated by Private Contractors
Experts and Prisoners Testify to Extreme Deficiencies at East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Security, Health Care, Food, and Sanitation, Conditions that Create Dangerous, Violent Environment for Prisoners and Staff
Today, Governor Bryant signed into law House Bill 387, a bipartisan measure designed to improve the criminal justice system in Mississippi.
We are keeping an eye on two criminal justice reform bills that are currently in conference, SB 2841 & SB 2197. Conference on a bill occurs when further discussion is needed by members of both the House and Senate.
This week, Governor Bryant signed the Gestational Age Act (HB 1510) into law. This law prevents women from seeking an abortion in the state after 15 weeks, even in cases of rape or incest.
By Jennifer Riley Collins, Executive Director
Published in the Clarion Ledger
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