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Thousands of personal records found scattered across Bay St. Louis bridge

Thousands of pages of sensitive and vital records belonging to Gulf Coast residents and their children were found scattered all over the Bay St. Louis Bridge on May 17. The records included official copies of birth certificates and Social Security cards of adults and children, copies of driver’s licenses and state IDs, bank account statements, utility bills, and other records, as well as documents from the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

A ‘sincere and troubling problem’ in Mississippi’s secrecy law

Access to case files is "just not a problem," the new DHS director told the Sun Herald. But youth court judges, lawyers and parents affected by the system disagree with him.