In a Mississippi Jail, Convictions and Counsel Appear Optional

NYT Mississippi - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Civil liberties groups have filed a federal class action lawsuit charging that inmates at the jail in Scott County, Miss., are “indefinitely detained” and denied counsel.

Mississippi Death Row Appeal Highlights Shortcomings of Bite-Mark Identifications

NYT Mississippi - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:00pm
Eddie Lee Howard Jr. was convicted of murder largely because of what many experts call a far-fetched match of his teeth to purported bite wounds.

In the Running for a Young People's Literature Prize

NYT Mississippi - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:00am
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.

Mississippi Sounds Live on in New Musicians

NYT Mississippi - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:00pm
“Take Me to the River” looks to the past and the future of a vanishing musical legacy.

1964: Mississippi Integrates Schools

NYT Mississippi - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:00pm
From the International Herald Tribune archives: African-American pupils attend public school in Mississippi for the first time in 1964.

Mississippi: Judge Dismisses Challenge to Senate Runoff

NYT Mississippi - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:00pm
A state judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday that sought to overturn Senator Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff.

Chronicling Mississippi’s ‘Church Mothers,’ and Getting to Know a Grandmother

NYT Mississippi - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Inspired by the memory of her grandmother, Alysia Burton Steele has documented the experiences of 50 African-American women in text and image.

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