Jails + Prisons

Feds investigating Louisiana’s practice of keeping people in prison after their...

The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the Louisiana prison system’s longstanding practice of keeping prisoners confined to jail for varying lengths...

Louisiana prisons hastily pull plug on resuming family visits during COVID-19

Louisiana prisons have been preparing for about a month to resume family visits during the week of Thanksgiving after suspending them over eight months...

Louisiana rewards prisoners with $5 for getting flu shot

The Louisiana Department of Corrections is giving a $5 prison-canteen credit to inmates who get the flu shot in its state facilities this year...

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...

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