Video: Purportedly Shows Parchman Inmates Being Housed in Condemned Unit 32 & Forced to Sleep on Floors

As we reported on January 2nd and were the first to report nationally: inmates at Parchman that were being housed in Unit 29 have been moved to Unit 32. This is footage from inside that confirms the fact that the inmates are in Unit 32 – Parchman is a maximum security prison and there would be no way for them to be present in 32 without having been moved there.In our previous article describing a timeline of events at Parchman we wrote: Inmates that were in Unit 29 (where Walter…

4 Dead, 20+ injured according to sources amid Parchman Prison unrest – A Timeline of Current Events Behind MDOC Walls

“I don’t want to die in the pen. Take me away from the state penitentiary & early release me back to my family. I’m in the belly of the beast. No sleep. Praying for peace. Listening to the News on Tv, All I hear is WAR. I just want a little taste of freedom- reunite with my mom & kids. Enjoy life.” via ExposeMDOC Jan. 3, 2020 3:10 AM Stories of the growing unrest in MDOC prisons statewide have been circulating since the killings of four inmates at three separate…

Mississippi’s Absentee Ballot Process Creates a Financial Strain on Mississippi Voters – Especially Students

It was my second year of law school when I, like many of my colleagues, called my local circuit’s Clerk of Court’s office to request an absentee ballot. Mike Espy was running against Cindy Hyde Smith, and I decided I had to be a part of the opportunity to elect the second black US Senator in Mississippi History. Mike Espy ran with a goal of impacting the Mississippi economy, agriculture, education, and healthcare. I was sold as a voter, and very quickly requested my absentee ballot. Mike Espy being elected…

Colonel Jennifer Riley Collins Could Make History in Mississippi’s Attorney General Election on Tuesday November 5

She’s shorter than I remember, strolling in right on time for our interview. We pass pleasantries reflecting on the last time we saw each other. “It was outside the governors mansion right?” “Right”, she said. “It was at the Families Belong Together Rally.” After the scandal of the Trumps family separation policy became public, a group of outraged Mississippians gathered together to protest outside of the governors mansion. Jennifer Riley Collins, then Executive Director of the Mississippi ACLU, was on hand to make sure all rights were protected as Mississippians…

I Am My Sister’s Keeper: Atatiana, Sandra, Korryn and Why I Won’t Be Silent on Tomorrow’s National #DayOfOutrage

I retreated, the weight of the headlines, the trauma of being a black woman in America too much to maintain my sanity. I retreated to the safe place. In solitude. A place where I learned as a little girl to block out the noise and the danger, to whisper prayers quietly, where my black skin blended with the darkness and I could be small in a sea of vast emptiness that will not hurt me. But, I can’t live there. I can’t make money, and kiss babies and create art.…