N.O. receives $1.5M to reduce the city’s prison population

By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer The City of New Orleans has received a $1.5 million grant to help implement reforms to safely reduce the

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Dante Hills and Shawn Kelly, both of whom are Louisiana Youth Justice Coalition members and interns at the Louisiana Center for Children's Rights.

Coalition calls on legislature to raise age for adult prosecution

By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer The steps of the Louisiana state capitol served as a backdrop for the Louisiana Youth Justice Coalition last Wednesday

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Mayor Landrieu loses favor with white residents, survey finds
A new survey conducted by the University of New Orleans found that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s popularity has plummeted among the city’s white residents. The survey, which also measured ...
NOLA ‘Bike to Work Week’ event celebrates rise of bicycling in city
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As the street system was rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina, bicycle lanes all over Orleans Parish have sprouted up with the new asphalt. Dedicated bike lanes now ...
State Senate cmte. rejects monuments bill
Those hoping to prevent the City of New Orleans and other local governments throughout the state from removing historical monuments from public spaces without the approval of the State Legislature ...
Ex-NOPD officer ordered jailed without bond
On Tuesday of last week, Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Karen Herman postponed the sentencing of former NOPD Officer Wardell Johnson and ordered that he be jailed without bond after ...
NOPD releases body-cam video from two 2015 fatal shootings
On last Wednesday, the NOPD released video captured from body-worn cameras that show what happened in two fatal, officer-involved shootings from 2015, the first time the department has done so ...
D.A.’s office, private attorneys battle over responsibility for indigent clients
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer What happens to an impoverished defendant when there isn’t enough money to cover his or her defense? A local judge has been tasked with answering that question ...
Louisiana prisons Ground Zero for HIV-infected, study finds
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer Louisiana jails have been labeled as Ground Zero for new HIV-infections among incarcerated inmates in a new 70-page report released by the public health advocacy ...
Hearings on removal of monuments delayed in B.R.
A state lawmaker who authored a bill that could potentially block the removal of four Confederate-era monuments in New Orleans has delayed a hearing on the bill because she says ...

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