Mississippi counties ordered to stop jailing poor people indefinitely - Reuters

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Reuters The settlement and court order require Scott, Neshoba, Newton and Leake counties to hire a chief public defender, a rarity in rural Mississippi , to ensure that defense lawyers no longer serve at judges' whims, the statement said. The chief public ... Mississippi County Will Stop Jailing People Without Lawyers ...U.S. News & World ReportScott County settles lawsuit on long jail times without charges, lawyersJackson Clarion Ledgerall 6 news articles »
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