The Guilfordian

Class action lawsuit filed against Mississippi county

Matthew Jones, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

Oct. 18 marked 11 months of waiting for Octavious Burks. Burks spent that time inside the Scott County Detention Center in Forest, Mississippi, waiting for a grand jury indictment and a public defender. On Sept. 23, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit against Scott County...