Criminal Justice

La. Supreme Court redistricting bill fails in House

Louisiana Supreme Court could gain 2 more seats

A bill that would change the number of Louisiana Supreme Court justices from seven to nine and require that each district be equal in...

Louisiana won’t legalize recreational marijuana this year

The push to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Louisiana died Tuesday, when the Louisiana House rejected legislation to tax recreational marijuana. The proposed...

In Angola’s Oak 4 dormitory Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling douses...

The news spread quickly on Monday from the nation’s highest court to its largest maximum-security prison, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. That morning, in...

Louisiana may look at changing medical release for sick, dying incarcerated...

A lawmaker wants the state to put together a commission to study Louisiana’s policies related to the release of incarcerated people who are sick...

Bill to extend statute of limitations on child sex abuse clears...

A bill that would extend the statute of limitations on civil claims brought against alleged child predators cleared a major legislative hurdle Tuesday when...

Louisiana bill to limit solitary confinement in prisons, jails dies

Rep. Mandie Landry, D-New Orleans, pulled her legislation that would have mostly prohibited the use of solitary confinement on a person who is incarcerated...

Critical police-reform bill on qualified immunity narrowly passes House

The Louisiana House lawmakers passed a monumental police reform bill Tuesday night that would dismantle the qualified immunity protection that has long shielded police...

Legislation to reform police ‘bill of rights’ passes Louisiana House

A bill to reform Louisiana’s police officer “bill of rights” narrowly cleared the first half of its legislative journey with House lawmakers approving the...

Lawmaker pulls bill to ease parole access for juvenile lifers

A Louisiana legislator pulled his bill to ease access to parole for people who committed murder before the age of 18 after it became...

Louisiana lawmaker wants governor, legislators to have more control over public...

A powerful Louisiana lawmaker is seeking to rearrange the management of the state’s troubled public defender system -- a move that criminal justice advocates...

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