DISABILITY ADVOCATES COMMENT ON APPEAL OF MISSISSIPPI MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM CASE JACKSON, Mississippi — Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) finds the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to overturn the lower court order requiring Mississippi to make changes […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2023 CONTACT: Ashley Levett, ashley.levett@splcenter.org ACLU Media, media@aclu.org Candi Richardson, comms@aclu-ms.org Jane Walton, jwalton@drms.ms Mandesha Thornton, mthornton@mscenterforjustice.org Shannon Augustus, saugustus@lwv.org Federal Court Blocks Implementation of Mississippi’s New Voting Law JACKSON, Miss. — A […]
Lawsuit challenges bill that blocks most Mississippians from helping friends, neighbors deliver absentee ballots JACKSON, Miss. — The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Mississippi Center for Justice, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU-MS and Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) […]
DISABILITY RIGHTS MISSISSIPPI STATEMENT ON HENLEY-YOUNG CONSENT DECREE TERMINATION                  For more than a decade, Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS), along with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), has monitored conditions at […]
DISABILITY RIGHTS MISSISSIPPI SUES MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR INHUMANE PRISON CONDITIONS JACKSON, Mississippi — Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) has filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) for inhumane and discriminatory conditions and practices in […]