Deliberate Indifference: A conversation about Alabama, Mississippi prison issues

WBHM’s Mary Scott Hodgin talks with Brittany Brown of the Gulf States Newsroom about issues plaguing Alabama and Mississippi prisons.

To reduce gun violence, New Orleans is turning to community groups instead of police

Advocates in New Orleans work to curb gun violence by focusing on prevention and community needs over policing and aim to spread it across the Gulf South.

Q&A: After DOJ’s Parchman report, what changes are needed at Mississippi Corrections?

The Gulf States Newsroom’s Brittany Brown details the Department of Justice’s report on the Mississippi State Penitentiary, and what comes next.

After a wave of HBCU bomb threats, a look at another era of violence at Jackson State

In 1970, the campus was the scene of a violent shooting by police that left two young men dead, many others injured and campus changed forever.

Prison visits are back in the Gulf States. Many have not seen loved ones for nearly 2 years

This holiday season, many incarcerated people in the Gulf States are seeing their loved ones for the first time since March 2020 due to COVID restrictions.

How outreach helped Gulf States outpace national COVID vaccine rate for Black residents

COVID-19 vaccination rates among Black residents in the Gulf States are surpassing that of Black residents in the U.S. Health officials say building trust has been key to reaching this point.