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 […]
For Immediate Release May 12, 2021 Contact: Jane Walton, Communications Director601-968-0600, ext. 234 DISABILITY RIGHTS MISSISSIPPI STATEMENT REGARDING RECENT INCIDENT INVOLVING PEARL POLICE IN JACKSON JACKSON, Mississippi — On the morning of  May 7, 2021, a Jackson, Mississippi, resident […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2021 DRMS RESPONDS TO DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH FILING JACKSON, Mississippi — Following the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s recent filing regarding federal intervention into the state’s mental health system, Disability Rights Mississippi […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 CONTACT: Jane Walton, Communications Director 601-968-0600 ext. 234 jwalton@drms.ms  DISABILITY RIGHTS MISSISSIPPI RELEASES REPORT ON PRISON CONDITIONS Investigation finds unlawful conditions, abuse, and discrimination JACKSON, Mississippi — A report released today by […]