Sunday, February 25, 2018

Speakers for March 3rd Criminal Justice Workshop

Been to Jail, you can still vote; Want your criminal record erased?
Then join us at our first Criminal Justice Workshop

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018, 1p.m. – 3 p.m. at the WINSTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Women in the NAACP (WIN) and the Winston County Voters League are presenting a Criminal Justice Workshop with information that follows:

EXPUNGEMENT of Criminal Record: find out if you qualify to have your criminal record cleared and reestablish your Right to Vote and obtain better job opportunities

RESTORATION of Voting Rights: find out if you can get your voting rights restored even if you have a felony conviction

BEEN TO JAIL YOU CAN STILL VOTE: find out which crimes do not prevent you from voting

STORY CIRCLES: We want to hear your experiences with the criminal justice system (publicly & privately) to help us make the system better

This is a community workshop to help citizens with criminal records understand their Voting Rights


CAROLYN R. HAMPTON 662-779-2109
JANICE HOPKINS 662-773-7743

Nsombi Lambright, One Voice Interim CEO

In August of 2017, Nsombi Lambright was named Interim CEO of One Voice in the absence of Derrick Johnson, who was appointed as the Interim CEO of the NAACP. Nsombi Lambright formerly held the position of Director of Development and Programs at One Voice. In this position, she is responsible for grassroots fundraising and program coordination at One Voice. Working very closely with the MS State Conference NAACP, Nsombi coordinates work to dismantle the school to prison pipeline, to reduce the mass incarceration of people of color and coordinates the organization’s election protection work.
Prior to joining the One Voice staff, Nsombi spent 8 years as Executive Director of the ACLU of MS. Nsombi led the ACLU’s work to end the school to prison pipeline, to address sentencing disparities and a number of other Constitutional issues. During her time with the ACLU, she helped to defeat a personhood Constitutional amendment that would’ve ended abortion rights as well as inhibited a doctor’s ability to perform life saving procedures on pregnant women. Nsombi sits on the boards of the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Mississippi Veteran’s of the Civil Rights Movement and the Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative. She is also a member of the Jackson Branch NAACP, Women for Progress and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Nsombi also served on the late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s transition team after his election in July of 2013. Nsombi is the proud mother of one son who is a freshman in college.

Attorney Dawn L. Stough

Dawn L. Stough is a practicing attorney specializing in Criminal Defense. She has been recognized for her work with indigent, working poor, and other marginalized individuals in the community. Additionally, Ms. Stough is the Board Advisor to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Transitional Reentry Agency, and a Board Member of both Goodwill Industries and My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. of Jackson, Mississippi.

Dawn has given numerous lectures and seminars as an adjunct and CLE instructor, and she has also been featured as a guest speaker on various legal topics, including: domestic relations, matters relating to criminal defense, criminal recidivism, and State and national efforts to decrease the prison population.

Over the span of her 15 year legal career, Dawn has worked as an Associate Attorney at notable firms in the State of Mississippi; however, it was her work within Mississippi’s Criminal Justice System that became her calling. Dawn worked at the Pike County, Utica City, and Harrison County Public Defender’s Offices, respectively, where, collectively, she held the position of Assistant Public Defender for more than 11 years. In Harrison County, Ms. Stough began actively engaging in efforts to reduce incarceration rates in the State, and she presently continues those efforts and maintains a solo practice in the greater Gulfport, Mississippi area.

Dawn received her Bachelor’s Degree from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Since Dawn began her career working with those facing incarceration and severance from their communities and family, she has made it a mission to aid in reducing the prison population and to simply assist individuals in efforts to “stay, get and remain free”.