Mississippi

Backlog Snapshot

Mississippi
Untested Kits:

Unknown

Testing:

Unknown

Does Mississippi law require...
An Audit of Untested Rape Kits?

No

Tracking of Rape Kits?

No

Testing of all backlogged rape kits?

No

Testing of all rape kits in the future?

No

Victims to be notified of the status of their cases?

No

Funding for testing kits?

No

The extent of the untested rape kit backlog in Mississippi is unknown. Mississippi law does not require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits. 

In 2015, The Accountability Project issued an open records request to bring the number of untested kits in Jackson to light. To date, we have not received complete information in response to this request. 

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