Being a vagrant in Mississippi is punishable by either a $250 fine or 30 days in prison

Most vagrants would probably opt for the 30 days in prison.

97-35-39. Vagrants; penalty for vagrancy; bond.

Whenever any person shall have been convicted of being a vagrant, the justice of the peace or mayor or police justice by whom such person was tried shall commit the person to jail for not less than ten nor more than thirty days, or shall require such person to give bond, with sufficient security, to be approved by said justice or mayor or police justice, in any sum not less than two hundred and one dollars, for the future industry and good conduct of such person for one year from the date of giving of such bond.

Sources: Codes, 1906, 5058; Hemingway’s 1917, 3335; Laws, 1930, 3475; Laws, 1942, 2669.

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