We go to Mississippi to learn about a set of laws that automatically send kids into the adult legal system for certain crimes.
The actions of police, prosecutors and judges in Mississippi ultimately end the childhood of black kids far more often – and with far greater severity.
Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new “innovative” standards.
The federal government routinely fails to list the amount of toxic chemicals spilled into the nation’s waterways, leaving the public in the dark about spills’ impacts on residents, neighborhoods and the environment.
Mississippi is one of two states, along with Idaho, that doesn’t have criminal laws that clearly forbid unwanted sexual touching such as groping and fondling.