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The Magnolia State

Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and 32nd most populous of the 50 states. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana to the south and Arkansas and Louisiana to the west. The state's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson, with a population of approximately 175,000 people, is both the state's capital and largest city.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 33° N — Longitude: 90° W

Area: 125,443 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-MS

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Mississippi | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 36, fiscal policy rank: 41, regulatory policy rank: 11, personal freedom rank: 47, economic freedom rank: 28
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 62


Free Cory Maye, by Sheldon Richman, Freedom Daily, May 2006
Further discussion and commentary on the case of Cory Maye (see Richman's article "More Drug-War Victims", Dec 2005) [Update: Maye's sentence was overturned in Sept. 2006 and he was finally released in July 2011]
When the police entered [his daughter's bedroom Maye] fired three times, hitting Jones, who later died of his wounds. Maye is black. Jones is white, and his father was the police chief ... According to Balko,
Immediately after the raid, police first said they found no drugs ... Days later, they say they found a small bag ...
Needless to say, this is suspicious ...
According to [public defender Bob] Evans, Prentiss Mayor Charlie Dumas told him point blank that he was terminated for representing Cory Maye ...
This doesn't inspire confidence in the justice system in Prentiss, Mississippi.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mississippi" as of 2 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.