The contents of case files — such as these in Harrison County Youth Court in 2016 — is kept secret, even from attorneys who represent clients. A bills in the current legislative session was halted after the House had voted unanimously to pass it.
The contents of case files — such as these in Harrison County Youth Court in 2016 — is kept secret, even from attorneys who represent clients. A bills in the current legislative session was halted after the House had voted unanimously to pass it. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File
The contents of case files — such as these in Harrison County Youth Court in 2016 — is kept secret, even from attorneys who represent clients. A bills in the current legislative session was halted after the House had voted unanimously to pass it. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

Youth court reform bill passes Mississippi House, then halted

February 10, 2017 05:00 AM

UPDATED February 10, 2017 06:07 PM

More Videos

John Knight played through injury to lead Vancleave 0:59

John Knight played through injury to lead Vancleave

Police update on Artes Street home invasion 0:36

Police update on Artes Street home invasion

Sophia Myers was an angel among us 4:10

Sophia Myers was an angel among us

He survived cancer, now he’s giving back 2:07

He survived cancer, now he’s giving back

Mother gives eulogy for Sophia Myers 18:06

Mother gives eulogy for Sophia Myers

'I didn't count on loving her.' Reporter tells story behind covering DIPG and Sophia Myers 3:50

'I didn't count on loving her.' Reporter tells story behind covering DIPG and Sophia Myers

Seven Day Savage: Pomade with an attitude 1:18

Seven Day Savage: Pomade with an attitude

Video shows cop punching a woman in the face as she is ejected from Hard Rock Stadium 0:14

Video shows cop punching a woman in the face as she is ejected from Hard Rock Stadium

The letters this Bay middle school teacher wrote to seniors made them smile and cry 2:08

The letters this Bay middle school teacher wrote to seniors made them smile and cry

Jay Hopson, Shannon Dawson break down Southern Miss QB battle 2:26

Jay Hopson, Shannon Dawson break down Southern Miss QB battle

  • Would open Youth Courts in Mississippi help children or hurt them?

    Judges, parents, attorney offer different perspectives on the secrecy of Youth Court in Mississippi, and whether open courts would make a difference.