06, Jan 2015 - Smith, MS Parchman inmate serving life sentence found dead in his cell, investigation under way
Inmate death at Parchman under investigation Thomas SmithMDOC JACKSON, Mississippi -- An inmate at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has been found dead in his unit. The state Department of Corrections says 38-year-old state inmate Thomas Smith was found early...
26, Nov 2014 - Gay Marriage OK in Ark., Mississippi: Judges
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban, meaning it could become the 36th state to allow gays and lesbians to wed.
12, Oct 2014 - Winston Co. man asks appeal court for new trial
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate is asking a federal appeals court to review his conviction for capital murder. J.C. Higginbotham argues his guilty plea was involuntary and he wants a new trial.
12, Oct 2014 - Nearly 4K May Get Damages In Drywall Suit
A federal judge has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., a government-owned manufacturer that failed to show up in court. Notices were sent Friday to the homeowners in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Texas, and Alabama, attorney Leonard Davis of ...
12, Oct 2014 - Jackson, MS Former Chancery Judge Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice
Jackson, Miss. -Joe Dale Walker, 61, of Monticello, Mississippi, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to a criminal information charging him with obstruction of justice, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special in Agent in Charge Don Alway.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses 13 of 14 counts against 4 Jackson County detectives in James Hagan lawsuit
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- A federal judge has dismissed 13 of the 14 counts against Jackson County Sheriff's detectives Hope Thornton, Linda Jones, Eddie Clark and Chad Heck in a civil lawsuit brought by former Ocean Springs alderman James Hagan, according...
12, Oct 2014 - Mississippi murder defendant arrested in Texas
Krystal Kersey is held in Rio Grande City in Starr County awaiting extradition to Mississippi after her arrest following a traffic stop Friday. The Jackson County District Attorney's office says she had so far made all of her scheduled court appearances.
12, Oct 2014 - ACLU says Mississippi county fails to indict inmates; claims some may be held indefinitely
A Mississippi county has illegally held inmates in jail for as long as a year without appointing counsel or presenting cases to a grand jury, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a lawsuit, and a law professor said Wednesday that something similar could be happening elsewhere in the state.
12, Oct 2014 - Winston Co. man asks appeal court for new trial - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi inmate is asking a federal appeals court to review his conviction for capital murder. J.C. Higginbotham argues his guilty plea was involuntary and he wants a new trial.
12, Oct 2014 - Wrongful death case headed to trial in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from operators of a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Navy SEAL during a training exercise. The Supreme Court denied the petition of Mid-South Institute of Self-Defense Shooting Inc. on ...
12, Oct 2014 - Tate, MS N. Miss. man arrested for child porn on cell phone
Mississippi Attorney General's Office investigators arrested a North Mississippi man for possession of child pornography on his cell phone.
12, Oct 2014 - Marshall, MS Lawyers seek class status for Miss. prison lawsuit
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Lawyers suing the state over conditions at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility near Meridian have asked a federal judge to certify them to represent all inmates there. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center already represent a number of individual ...
12, Oct 2014 - Jackson, MS Mississippi moving high security prisoners after riot at Walnut Grove facility
JACKSON, Mississippi -- Some of the most dangerous prisoners have been removed from the privately-run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility following a July 10 riot, as the Mississippi Department of Corrections faces renewed legal claims that the prison's guards are too...
11, Oct 2014 - Jones, MS U.S. dad accused of killing 5 kids waives court appearance
Memorial held for five children in Mississippi as their father, Timothy Ray Jones, waives court appearance and seeks mental health evaluation.
11, Oct 2014 - Jackson, MS PEER: Backlog of parole candidates costing state
JACKSON — Mississippi prison officials say they’re working to erase a backlog of parole cases that are up for consideration, as recommended by a legislative watchdog group.