Prison

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 09, 2019 - 11:48 am
I realize that title belongs to Fyodor Dostoevsky, and I would never steal it because that would constitute a crime for which I should be punished. Some people don’t fear punishment, so they are more inclined to commit crime. At least that’s what I gleaned from the conversations we had this morning...
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April 11, 2018 - 9:48 pm
(WWL.com) The House Criminal Justice Committee voted down a bill to end the death penalty in Louisiana. Bossier City Representative Raymond Crews says there needs to be severe consequences for first-degree murder and raping children under the age of 13. “Forgiveness is vitally important, but...
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March 22, 2018 - 7:53 pm
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - A settlement agreement has resolved a complaint that a Louisiana parish jail kept an HIV-infected prisoner isolated in segregated housing for approximately six months because he has the virus. The Justice Department's agreement Thursday with the Union Parish Detention Center...
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David Blake
March 21, 2018 - 2:29 pm
Louisiana continues to struggle with the highest incarceration rate in the country and more measures are being considered to reduce jail populations. There's a measure to allow for convicted non-violent offenders who have defendants to be given the opportunity to serve their time at home in order...
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February 01, 2018 - 8:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has overturned an order requiring Louisiana prison officials to keep the heat index on death row below 88 degrees for three ailing condemned killers. Wednesday's ruling by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest...
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November 01, 2017 - 8:58 am
(WWL.com) Over 1,900 prisoners will be released today as part of the state’s criminal justice reform legislation enacted this year. The Edwards Administration says this will lower the highest incarceration rate in the country and also produce better outcomes for nonviolent offenders. Winn Parish...
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October 31, 2017 - 2:51 pm
(AP) _ Hundreds of inmates are about to get early releases from Louisiana prisons and jails, a milestone in a push to reduce the nation's highest incarceration rate. The early release of roughly 1,900 inmates on Nov. 1 is the product of a new package of laws overhauling the state's criminal justice...
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October 19, 2017 - 9:08 am
(WWL.com) In a couple of few weeks, hundreds of inmates will be released in Louisiana as a result of a criminal justice reform package signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator voiced concern that violent criminals will be released early without proper...
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