VICE spoke to the cast of the Starz series about using a Mississippi strip club as a Trojan horse to discuss race, gender, and class.
Beer cans, eggplant emojis, and, of course, Elvis.
"We are not betraying our heritage," said Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, "we are fulfilling it."
'Mississippi’s Never Going to Be China': These Southern Governors Are in No Rush to Close Their States Over Coronavirus
So far, 23 states have issued shelter-in-place orders in lieu of a federal order to stay at home.
A coalition of organizations led by the Southern Poverty Law Center is calling on Louisiana, Florida, and Mississippi to release as many people as possible, right now.
“Mississippi has to matter at some point,” said James Hemphill, who wore a red “Medicare for Y’all” shirt as he walked from door to door. “We're not giving up on Mississippi.”
A new complaint alleges underfunding and understaffing have resulted in "prisons where violence reigns."
Two inmates escaped and five people died across three facilities, with some of the violence thought to be gang-related.
His small county in southern Mississippi doesn't have a homeless shelter.
He Was Sentenced to Only Two Days in Jail, a Lawsuit Says. Three Months Later, He Killed Himself in His Cell.
Robert Wayne Johnson's wife is suing a Mississippi county, saying he was held past his release date and not provided with mental healthcare.
Now, the city is trying to avoid a lawsuit by arguing he doesn't have any constitutional rights.