Jerry Mitchell, USA TODAY

Jerry Mitchell

USA TODAY

Jackson, MS, United States

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Past articles by Jerry:

Years ago, I investigated Mississippi's prisons. Here's why I'm doing it again.

What began as a call from an inmate turned into an ongoing effort to examine corruption, gangs, violence and maltreatment inside Mississippi prisons. → Read More

Broken promises and lost funding: how Mississippi prison reform failed

It was a model on which the Trump administration based its criminal justice reform efforts. But it isn’t working → Read More

Trump hailed Mississippi prison reforms. But the numbers reflect a grim reality.

Savings from prison reform legislation in 2014 was supposed to help fund drug rehab, reentry programs and prison alternatives. That hasn't happened. → Read More

'Memories' of home: What does Myrlie Evers have to say about national monument designation?

Myrlie Evers turns 86 Sunday. Days before her birthday, the home where husband Medgar Evers was assassinated has been named a national monument. → Read More

Separate and unequal: For centuries, Mississippi has left its public schools in the hole

Throughout its history, Mississippi policymakers have fought against the education of those who didn’t belong to their “club.” → Read More

Donald Trump signs bill to release FBI documents on civil rights-era killings

More than 80 students at Hightstown High School in New Jersey were involved in conceiving, writing and lobbying for the legislation. → Read More

After 3 decades at Clarion Ledger, Jerry Mitchell is leaving to run journalism nonprofit

Jerry Mitchell helped start Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, leaving Clarion Ledger → Read More

Mississippi spends $100M to jail unconvicted

Mississippi counties spend more each year to lock up unconvicted than the state spends on child protective services. → Read More

Retired state employees should be able to keep their pension and serve in Miss. Legislature, AG says

AG's opinion means retired state troopers, teachers, health officers and others can serve in the Mississippi Legislature. → Read More

Confederate flag placed on civil rights martyr's grave

The family of Vernon Dahmer learned Tuesday of a Confederate battle flag placed on the civil rights martyr's grave. → Read More

Parchman officer stabbed more than a dozen times

The attack on Lt. Tony Foster took place Wednesday in Parchman prison's protective custody unit, which purports to be the safest area in Unit 29. → Read More

Parchman officer stabbed more than a dozen times

The attack on Lt. Tony Foster took place Wednesday in Parchman prison's protective custody unit, which purports to be the safest area in Unit 29. → Read More

Inmate risks death sentence with appeal: 'All I want to do is to be able to tell the jury my story.'

Jeffrey Havard is appealing the ruling that got him off death row — all for a chance to tell his story in a new trial. → Read More

US Supreme Court will hear death row inmate Curtis Flowers' review

US Supreme Court will hear a review on whether the state Mississippi erred in its review of jury makeup in Curtis Flowers' latest capital murder trial. → Read More

US Supreme Court will hear death row inmate Curtis Flowers' review

US Supreme Court will hear a review on whether the state Mississippi erred in its review of jury makeup in Curtis Flowers' latest capital murder trial. → Read More

US Supreme Court will hear death row inmate Curtis Flowers' review

US Supreme Court will hear a review on whether the state Mississippi erred in its review of jury makeup in Curtis Flowers' latest capital murder trial. → Read More

US Supreme Court will hear death row inmate Curtis Flowers' review

US Supreme Court will hear a review on whether the state Mississippi erred in its review of jury makeup in Curtis Flowers' latest capital murder trial. → Read More

US Supreme Court will hear death row inmate Curtis Flowers' review

US Supreme Court will hear a review on whether the state Supreme Court erred in its review of jury makeup in Curtis Flowers' latest capital murder trial. → Read More

After synagogue shooting, Mississippi leaders call for end to hate, anti-Semitism

Mississippi leaders call for end to hate, anti-Semitism → Read More

Christian Identity — the hate that still kills

The gunman at the Pittsburgh synagogue yelled, "All Jews must die,' before killing eight. → Read More