Criminal Justice

Louisiana’s prison system allowing in-person visits with attorneys again

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has started to allow attorneys back into state prisons for in-person visits with incarcerated clients. “Our...

Chuck Schumer: Congress should legalize weed on the federal level

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate says decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level is a change that’s “long overdue,” and that he’s...

Republicans and Democrats accuse each other of ‘defunding the police’ |...

“Defund the police”– a rallying cry during the 2020 protests following the unwarranted deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others at the hands...

Louisiana prison system’s COVID-19 reimbursements are questionable, audit says

Auto repairs. Horse feed. Chair reupholstery.  Those are some of the services the Department of Public Safety and Corrections had reimbursed through the Coronavirus Relief...

Police coalition urges Louisiana lawmakers to accept veto of concealed gun...

A coalition of law enforcement officers from across Louisiana, including parish sheriffs and chiefs of police, gathered for a news conference Thursday in Baton...

New police reforms coming to Louisiana

Law enforcement agencies in Louisiana will soon implement several police reforms Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law after the 2021 regular session. However,...

Black Caucus asks feds to launch full-scale investigation of Louisiana State...

Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus leaders announced Tuesday that they will be sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice to request a “top-to-bottom”...

How Louisiana prisons have handled COVID-19: 9 Things to Know

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has no information on whether nearly half the state’s prison population was screened for COVID-19 or...

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for murder...

Convicted in the murder of George Floyd, ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison Friday, becoming the...

Louisiana governor vetoes bill to allow people to carry concealed guns...

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed legislation this week that would have allowed residents over the age of 21 to carry concealed guns without a...

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