Thousands of Mississippians Receive Their Driver's Licenses Back

HATTIESBURG, MISS. - The state of Mississippi will no longer suspend a person's driver’s license for failure to pay court fines or fees, which means thousands of Mississippians will be getting their licenses back in a few weeks. Public safety officials made the announcement earlier this week in a joint statement with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which attacked the practice as criminalizing poverty. The state will begin reinstating licenses in January. The new policy does not apply to anyone whose license was suspended for other reasons such as reckless driving or DUI.

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