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Old 05-15-2010, 05:06 PM
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Default Mississippi News-Suit filed on behalf of DR inmates

Lawsuit: Miss. Prisoners' Appeals Are Inadequate
Craig Represents 16 Death Row Inmates

POSTED: 2:57 pm CDT May 6, 2010
UPDATED: 3:10 pm CDT May 6, 2010

JACKSON, Miss. -- An attorney for 16 Mississippi death row inmates has filed a lawsuit claiming a state office failed in its duty to provide
adequate legal representation for prisoners' post-conviction appeals.T

he lawsuit against the state was filed Thursday in Hinds County Chancery Court by Jackson attorney Jim Craig, who has handled dozens of death row appeals. The lawsuit gives only one side of the legal argument. In it, Craig contends the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel is inadequately staffed and its attorneys are not versed in handling death row appeals.

A spokeswoman said Attorney General Jim Hood was in a meeting Thursday and was not immediately available for
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:02 AM
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About damn time. Mississippi needs to catch up with the 20th century. That is not a typographical error.
"If Darlie Routier is really innocent, that only proves that I am a great lawyer" --Greg Davis, Dallas County Prosecutor, during a broadcast interview.


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