FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2021
MAYOR LUMUMBA EXTENDS CURFEW ORDER FOR JACKSON YOUTH
(JACKSON, MS) – Today, City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba further extended the Mayoral Curfew Order for minors under the age of eighteen (18) years that has been in effect since February 3rd in response to an uptick in violent crime. The action is intended to help protect the health and safety of all Jackson residents, but in particular to protect children, for whom current social conditions are taking an exceptional toll at this time.
The Curfew Order states that it shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years, unmarried and not emancipated by removal of minority disability by order of the court, to remain in or upon any public street, highway, park, vacant lot, establishment or other public places within the city during the time frame from 10 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., commencing on Thursday, February 25, 2021, for a period of five days.
Several valid exceptions to the curfew are listed within the Order, including but not limited to being accompanied by a parent or guardian, employment, or medical emergency.
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