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News in Hinds County, Mississippi
Hinds Supervisors to discuss building a 2nd detention center
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:09:20 -0700
Some Supervisors believe it's time to think out of the box regarding the troubled Hinds County Detention Center. They passed a motion today that will begin a dialogue on building a second jail, but money may be the sticking point.
Hinds County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:35:46 -0700
The Hinds County Board of Supervisors views itself and County government as being a service organization fully committed to improving the overall quality of life for the citizens of Hinds County.
Judge to look again at releasing Kemper records
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:18:48 -0700
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge will sort out which records about Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County power plant should be released to a group that opposes the plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas should release information sought by the ...
Pretrial detainees have long waits for mental evaluations
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:42:30 -0700
We continues our investigation into the length of time some detainees are being held at the Hinds County Detention Center. Official documents reveal, one man has been incarcerated for eight years, waiting for trial and he is not the only one.
Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:59:01 -0700
We continue to uncover new information about inmates being held too long at the Hinds County Detention Facility. One inmate has been locked behind bars since 2006. So, is justice being served?
Judge to rule on release of Kemper power plant data
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:31:15 -0700
KEMPER COUNTY — A judge will sort out which records about Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County power plant should be released to a group that opposes the plant.
Innocent until proven guilty
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:39:30 -0700
Twenty-one -year old Markuieze Bennett died from a brutal attack inside the Hinds County Detention Center during a jail riot back in March. Bennett had been sitting in jail since 2012.
Silver Alert issued for woman with Alzheimer's disease
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:14:35 -0700
Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a Silver Alert for a 78-year-old Hinds County woman.
Identity revealed of suspect who struck deputy with vehicle
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:25:00 -0700
Hinds County Spokesperson Othor Cain described the suspect as a known drug dealer.
DeLaughter breaks silence about what landed him in prison
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:27:08 -0700
In 2009, former Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Bobby DeLaughter became a convicted felon. Before that, he was best known for putting Byron De La Beckwith in prison for the 1963 slaying of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Alec Baldwin portrayed DeLaughter in the 1996 film, "Ghosts of Mississippi," which was based on the prosecution and 1994 trial. DeLaughter was appointed in 1999 by Gov. Kirk ...