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Senate committee waters down bill to preempt ‘Defund the Police’ Efforts

A Senate committee significantly watered down legislation that would make it harder for municipalities to “defund the police” in their communities.  The bill allows...

Cameroonian asylum seekers said to be one day away from deportation...

There is a peaceful room in a safe, joyful home in the Washington metro area waiting for Micah, an English-speaking Cameroonian refugee who spent...

Louisiana House will consider anti-‘Defund the police’ bills

The Louisiana House will consider two proposals aimed at making it more difficult for local governments and public higher education institutions to “defund the...

Louisiana Lawmakers may undo law that helps ‘juvenile lifers’

Louisiana legislators said they made a mistake earlier this year when they passed a new law making it easier for some people given lifetime...

Congress launches inquiry into claims about gynecological procedures at Georgia immigrant...

Top U.S. House Democrats are investigating a whistleblower’s allegations that immigrant women in a Georgia detention center endured gynecological procedures without their consent or...

Hammond City Council votes to remove police chief seen on tape...

HAMMOND — In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the Hammond City Council voted to initiate an investigation into the police chief's 2017 beating of a...

Louisiana Prisons Need To Do More COVID-19 Releases, Advocates Say

The Department of Corrections says there are 9,000 fewer people detained in Louisiana prisons and jails than when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United...

ACLU sues Louisiana over its process regarding early release of prisoners

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says the state’s government is illegally withholding information about its process regarding the early release of prisoners...

Louisiana says it’s getting ‘mass testing’ of prisoners underway

Gov. John Bel Edwards said Louisiana has started a “mass testing” program for COVID-19 in prisons weeks after experts said the state should be...

Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, parents and advocates push for a release of...

Like so many other Louisiana mothers with a child in juvenile detention, Latoyia Porter wants her 19-year-old son home with her during the pandemic....

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