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Weird Mississippi Laws
  • If one is a parent to two illegitimate children, that person will go to jail for at least one month.

  • No one may bribe any athlete to "rig" a game, match, tournament, etc.

  • It is still legal to kill one's servant.

  • It is illegal to teach others what polygamy is.

  • A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her.

  • One may be fined up to $100 for using "profane language" in public places.

  • Private citizens may personally arrest any person that disturbs a church service.

  • Cattle rustling is punishable by hanging.

  • Horses are not to be housed within 50 feet of any road.

  • Adultery or Fornication (living togeather while not married or having sex with someone that is not your spouse) results in a fine of $500 and/or 6 months in prison.

  • Vagrancy is punishable by either 30 days in prison or a $250 fine.

  • Unnatural intercourse, if both parties voluntarily participate, results in a maximum sentence of 10 years and $10,000.

  • It is illegal for a male to be sexually aroused in public.

  • It is unlawful for anyone to have sex in public.

  • In Ridgeland - Exterior burglar bars which are viewable from the street are not allowed.

  • In Truro - A would-be groom must prove himself manly prior to marriage by hunting and killing 6 blackbirds or 3 cows.

  • In Tylertown - It is unlawful to shave in the center of main street.

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