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Lawsuit says Mississippi prisons are ‘plagued by violence’

More than two dozen Mississippi inmates sued the state Tuesday, saying understaffed prisons are “plagued by violence” and inmates are forced to live in decrepit and dangerous conditions. The federal lawsuit follows an outbreak of violence that killed five inmates and left an undisclosed number of others injured between Dec. 29 and Jan. 3. The suit was filed the same ...

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Trucker gets $3.4 million investment

Advantage Capital announces it has invested $3.375 million in Richland-based Capital City Trucking. This follows an initial investment bu Advantage Capital earlier in 2019, which allowed the freight company to triple its employee base and pursue significant growth opportunities, according to release from the investor. The latest round of funding will enable Capital City to upgrade its fleet, create additional ...

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Testimony over Mississippi’s mental health system continues

A county sheriff says he holds mentally ill people in jail because a community mental health center can’t respond in time. A woman says her cousin would like to live closer to his hometown in the Mississippi Delta but hasn’t been able to find a place. A father says his daughter has spent 12 years in mental hospitals because the ...

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Trial set in federal suit over mental health in Mississippi

The federal government’s effort to force Mississippi to change its mental health care system is going to trial Tuesday. The U.S. Justice Department sued the state in 2016. It says Mississippi breaks the Americans with Disabilities Act by forcing too many people into state hospitals and not providing enough services in the community. The state says its system is legal ...

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Drugmaker to pay Mississippi $33 million in pricing lawsuit

Attorney General Jim Hood says a drugmaker will pay Mississippi $33.4 million in a lawsuit over drug pricing. Watson Pharmaceuticals, now part of Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals, will make the payment after the state Supreme Court upheld a verdict. Lawyers hired by Hood sued Watson in one of a series of suits claiming drugmakers wrongly inflated prices paid by the state-federal ...

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Lawsuit seeks to end Mississippi’s lifetime felon voting ban

Mississippi’s constitution bars its citizens from voting ever again after being convicted of certain felonies. Now a legal group wants the federal courts to remove what it calls an illegal vestige of white supremacy by striking down most of these restrictions. Attorney Rob McDuff, who filed suit Thursday in Jackson, estimates that more than 50,000 Mississippians have been disqualified from ...

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Sanderson Farms sued over ads that allegedly mislead

  By JACK WEATHERLY Several consumer advocacy groups have sued Laurel-based Sanderson Farms Inc. for allegedly using antibiotics and other chemicals in its chicken that the producer advertises as “100% natural.” The Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth and the Center for Food Safety filed the complaint Thursday in the U.S. District Court for Northern California against Sanderson, the ...

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2 taxi drivers suing Jackson, cite unfair regulations

Two taxicab drivers are suing the city of Jackson, claiming the city has imposed restrictive regulations on the taxi industry. The Mississippi Center for Public Policy announced Wednesday that taxicab drivers John Davis and Shad Denson have filed the lawsuit, claiming that the city’s regulation have prevented them from starting their own taxicab companies. Mississippi Center for Public Policy attorney ...

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