Russ Latino of Empower MS discusses criminal reform bills

On the last day to veto bills passed during the 2020 Mississippi Legislative Session, Governor Tate Reeves decided to veto two criminal justice reform bills—Senate Bill 2123 and House Bill 658. SB 2123 would have allowed inmates convicted of the least serious crimes after June 30, 1995 to be eligible for parole after serving 25 … Continue reading “Russ Latino of Empower MS discusses criminal reform bills”

Empower MS President discusses Gov. Reeves’ decision to veto SB 2123

On Wednesday night, Governor Tate Reeves vetoed Senate Bill 2123, or the “Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2020.” SB 2123 would have allowed inmates convicted of the least serious crimes after June 30, 1995 to be eligible for parole after serving 25 percent of their sentence or 10 years—whichever comes first. Empower Mississippi, … Continue reading “Empower MS President discusses Gov. Reeves’ decision to veto SB 2123”