Mississippi Deaths Behind Bars - Sources
- Mississippi Prison Project (website launching Fall 2023) – This project will publicly launch their data on deaths behind bars in Mississippi prisons, jails and other carceral facilities in Fall 2023. The Mississippi Prison Project was the brainchild of Professor Hans Sinha at the University of Mississippi School of Law, who in the fall of 2021 joined with a group of civic-minded law students to get this project of the ground. The following spring, Professor Sinha and students in his Incarceration Law course continued carrying the mantle in collecting and compiling information on Mississippi jails and prisons, and deaths that have occurred in such facilities. This project is not officially affiliated with the University of Mississippi School of Law.
- UCLA Law Behind Bars Data Project – This project collects and analyzes public information about carceral mortality in prisons, jails, youth facilities, and immigration detention centers across the United States. The project’s centralized source of data enables greater oversight of and accountability for carceral institutions. This project, started in March 2020, initially focused on the impact of COVID behind bars and February 2023 announced a new phase for the project expanding the scope to deaths from all causes. Mississippi specific data is available here.