Finding work after prison is difficult, not impossible

  Resources for Finding Employment after Serving Time in Prison For some, finding employment after serving time is extremely challenging. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal laws don’t prohibit potential employers from asking about arrests and convictions. However, it's unlawful to use criminality as the primary reason not to hire you. Several state laws do limit or prohibit what prospective employers may ask, and in some states, there are protections on what an applicant is required to report. A criminal conviction sounds like a tough thing for job-seekers to overcome, but all is not lost. There are [...]

By |2015-10-26T15:54:10+00:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Parole, Personal Musings|Tags: , |

Fifth Circuit Says Louisiana Can’t Nix Good-Time Credits Retroactively

  Price v. Wade Correctional Center Should individuals who violate parole conditions after completing a prison term lose the lion’s share of the good-time credit they previously earned while incarcerated? Not according to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which recently ruled in favor of a man who was denied his good-time credits by the state of Louisiana. The court granted relief to Richard Price, who was sentenced for armed robbery in 1985 in the Bayou State. Paroled in 2003, he later violated a release condition and his parole was revoked. The state also revoked all of the good-time credit [...]

By |2015-08-05T23:19:30+00:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: Case Law, Parole, Prison -- Louisiana|Tags: , |

Parole Eligibility Laws — Louisiana

  Happy New Year!  I know that my blog has been rather quiet lately. The past few weeks have been packed with good food, family and friends,making goals for the new year and planning how I intend to accomplish said goals.  Anyway, I am back and ready to serve up some information onLouisiana criminal laws as well as my personal musings.   Before Christmas, I attended the annual end of the year Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar hosted by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL), an organization that I encourage all Louisiana criminal attorneys to join.  This CLE [...]

By |2015-01-28T23:15:29+00:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: Parole, Sentencing|Tags: , |

Credit for Time Served — Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY   ELIZABETH B. CARPENTER -- Louisiana Parole Attorney   Credit for Prior Custody -- Limitations -- La C.Cr.P. Article 880   A.  A defendant shall receive credit toward service of his sentence for time spent in actual custody prior to the imposition of sentence. B.  A defendant shall receive credit only for time in actual custody and only once during any calendar month when consecutive sentences are imposed. C.  No defendant shall receive credit for any time served prior to the commission of the crime. D.  A defendant shall not receive credit for time served under [...]

Supervision Upon Release After Diminution of Sentence for Good Time — Parole Attorney Louisiana

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NEW ORLEANS   ELIZABETH B. CARPENTER -- Louisiana Parole Attorney   Supervision upon release after diminution of sentence for good behavior -- La R.S. 15:571.5   A.  When a prisoner committed to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections is released because of diminution of sentence, he shall be released as if released on parole. B.(1)  Before any prisoner is released on parole upon diminution of sentence, he shall be issued a certificate of parole that enumerates the conditions of parole.  These conditions shall be explained to the prisoner and the prisoner shall agree in writing to [...]