March 28, 2022
Jessica Broughman (pictured with her daughter, Aubrey) served time in Rankin County Detention Center from 2018 to 2021. She enrolled in the “trusty” program and later in the work-release program, eventually buying a 2009 Honda Fit for $5,000 after leaving the jail in August 2021. Photo courtesy Jessica Broughman
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ACLU-MS Deputy Director Alicia N. Netterville said that the first iteration of House Bill 747 effectively functioned as convict-leasing by another name.