From the Wire
Gangs Control Who Eats at Mississippi Jail, Monitor Says Elizabeth Simpson testified Tuesday that staffing shortages are so severe at Hinds County's Raymond Detention Center that gangs and “inmate committees” control certain aspects of life, including whether some inmates get to eat.
Mississippi HBCU Gets $10M from Netflix CEO and Wife Tougaloo College, a private, historically Black college in Mississippi, is getting $10 million from the head of Netflix and his wife, a film producer.
Media Training Program Will Focus on HBCU Students A company is creating a media training program focused on students at historically black colleges and universities in Mississippi.
Janus, Former Mississippi Lawmaker, Dies of Cancer at 55 Funeral services are Monday for former Mississippi state Rep. Michael Janus, who died Tuesday. He was 55.
Mississippi Capital City Replacing Faulty Water Meters Mississippi's capital city is installing new meters to try to correct one problem with its water system.
Mississippi City Dedicates Statue of Apollo 13 Astronaut The City of Biloxi has unveiled a statute to honor Fred Haise Jr., an Apollo 13 astronaut who grew up there.
Justice Attorney: 'Ongoing danger' in Mississippi Jail The failure of Mississippi's largest county to follow federal orders to improve jail conditions has “caused people to die, suffer injuries and live in ongoing danger," a Justice Department attorney told a federal judge Monday.
Mississippi Could Rethink a Medicaid Managed Care Contract The Mississippi House has voted to make the state's Medicaid program end a contract with health care giant Centene, although that plan could change later as lawmakers continue to debate issues.
Hearing Set Over Who Controls Troubled Hinds County Jail Officials from Hinds County and the federal government are set to go before a Mississippi federal judge Monday to argue over who will control the county's troubled jail.
Mississippi Investing Nearly $25M in Site Development Mississippi is investing nearly $25 million in site development projects statewide, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday.
Cannabis Facility Under Construction in Hinds County A cannabis production facility is under construction in Hinds County, company officials told WJTV. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Feb. 2 signed a law making medical marijuana legal for several health conditions.
Non-Profit Giving Away 200 Free Prom Dresses in Jackson Area Prom season is just around the corner and most parents know the expenses surrounding getting a daughter ready for the special night can be astronomical. But it doesn’t have to be.
Morgan Freeman Stars in Movie Filming in Mississippi Morgan Freeman stars as a small-town sheriff in a movie that began filming Tuesday in Mississippi. Cole Hauser and Jaimie Alexander also are stars in the comedic noir thriller “The Minute You Wake Up Dead.”
Mississippi: Donor Funds Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarship An anonymous donor is giving the University of Mississippi $100,000 to pay for a scholarship named after civil rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer, according to a news release from the university.
Man Involved in Fatal Kidnapping of Child Released on Parole A parole board has released one of three men convicted in the kidnapping and 2017 death of a 6-year-old boy who was asleep in the backseat of a car that was stolen from a grocery store parking lot.