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 on Louisiana 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 [...]

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

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 Tough Opposition in the Legislature  By Cindy Chang, The Times-Picayune           There was optimism in the air on the chilly day in January 2011 when Gov. Bobby Jindal announced an ambitious effort to overhaul Louisiana's sentencing laws. A bipartisan cross-section of law enforcement leaders [...]

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