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City of Pearl, Mississippi Youth Court Judge Resigns Under Pressure; City Closes Court Upon Learning That Judge Prohibited Young Mother From Seeing Her Baby Due to Unpaid Court Fees
MISSISSIPPI – Late Wednesday, in the Jackson suburb of Pearl, Mississippi, Youth Court Judge John Shirley resigned under pressure and the Pearl Municipal Youth Court was permanently closed in…
Mississippi Judges Can No Longer Target Blacks and Others with Unfair Bail Practices
The Atlanta Black Star covers the recent settlement in Burks v. Scott County, Mississippi , a class-action lawsuit in conjuction with the ACLU and ACLU Mississippi.
Settlement Will Stop Four Mississippi Counties from Jailing People Indefinitely Without a Lawyer or Because They Can't Afford Bail
Announcement of the settlement agreement in a federal class-action suit Burks v. Scott County, Mississippi, which challenged the county’s practice of detaining people who can’t afford an…

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