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 »

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 »

Powerful Interests Obstruct to Reforming the State’s Draconian Sentencing Laws — Part 4 of a 7 Part Series

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Louisiana Is The World’s Prison Capital   Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — Serving clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, Tangipahoa, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. John, Assumption and Plaquemines Parishes.     PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 5 PART 6 PART 7 Prison Sentence Reform Efforts Face… Read more »

Simple Escape / Aggravated Escape — Louisiana

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Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B Carpenter Law — Attorney New Orleans   Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.   Simple Escape / Aggravated Escape — La RS… Read more »