Finding work after prison is difficult, not impossible

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  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… Read more »

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

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  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… Read more »

Parole Eligibility Laws — Louisiana

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  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… Read more »

Credit for Time Served — Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »