Gartin Building Courtroom with the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi

Reentry Council to meet January 18 in Jackson

January 15, 2019

The Mississippi Reentry Council will meet on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Mississippi Supreme Court at 450 High Street in Jackson.

Members of the Council are expected to discuss criminal justice reform, the annual report and recommendations which will soon be submitted to the Legislature. Anyone interested in the Reentry Council’s mission may attend the meeting.

The Council’s purpose is to create effective strategies to assist former inmates in their return to society, reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and reduce budgetary constraints on the state prison system.

The Reentry Council was founded in 2013 by a group of corrections, judicial, prosecutorial, law enforcement, faith-based and non-profit organizations and individuals who were interested in helping former inmates to successfully reenter Mississippi communities after completion of prison sentences. The Legislature formalized the Reentry Council through a bill enacted in 2015.