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How We Reported Our Mississippi Bond Story: A Guide to Our Methodology
A unique database offered an unprecedented look at the lucrative business.
July 13, 2018
Petty Charges, Princely Profits
But a haven for bail bondsmen is getting less friendly.
February 7, 2018
Congressional hopeful, district attorney, debt collector.
January 3, 2017
Getting Away With Murder
Researching lynching cold cases, law students restore history.
November 15, 2016
Outside Groups Set Spending Record in Judicial Races
More than $19 million spent on campaigns for top court seats in 27 states.
September 6, 2016
Mississippi Limits Prison Visits to Immediate Family
A strict new policy begins after "a security violation".
November 11, 2015
When School Feels Like Jail
Isolation rooms and paddling: What some schools in the South are doing to keep students in line.
June 5, 2015
Job Opening: No Training, Low Pay, High Turnover
In Mississippi prisons last year, half the officers quit.
April 22, 2015
Blood, Sex and Contraband
One inmate’s unexpurgated version of life in a Mississippi prison
March 30, 2015
A Courtroom Divided
What a battle between a Mississippi judge and a group of public defenders tells us about the state of indigent defense.