Courts in Mississippi
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Mississippi's State Courtsystem includes 82 Justice Courts, which hear small claims cases (cases with a value less than $3,500,) and preliminary misdemeanor hearings. Mississippi also has 226 Municipal Courts located in its cities, and these also handle preliminary misdemeanor hearings as well as traffic and ordinance cases. Mississippi's Chancery Courts and County Courts share jurisdiction over many types of civil cases including those involving torts, contracts, real property, domestic relations and mental health, as well as juvenile matters. County Courts also hear appeals from Justice and Municipal Courts. Mississippi's 22 districts each have at least one District Court that handles some tort and real property cases, criminal cases, and civil appeals. The Mississippi Court of Appeals hears civil, criminal and administrative agency appeals, and the state's highest court, the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Mississippi Supreme Court dockets and opinions are available on their website at If you're seeking other Mississippi court records, you'll need to contact the appropriate courthouse. Mississippi state courts don't mail or fax out copies of public records, but you can go to the courthouse and copy them for a small charge. See the Mississippi Clerk of Courts FAQ at for more information.
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06, Jan 2015 - Smith, MS Parchman inmate serving life sentence found dead in his cell, investigation under way
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12, Oct 2014 - Winston Co. man asks appeal court for new trial
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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 - 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 - 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...
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 - 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 - Winston Co. man asks appeal court for new trial - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
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12, Oct 2014 - Wrongful death case headed to trial in Mississippi
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