Louisiana lawmakers prevented efforts to restore voting rights to some convicted felons on probation or parole. Louisiana’s 1974 constitution allows the suspension of voting rights for people who are “under more »
Louisiana lawmakers veto an effort to restore voting rights to some convicted felons on probation or parole.
Senate Bill 16 would allow juveniles convicted of second-degree murder eligible for parole after serving 30 years, have no disciplinary issues, complete a GED, substance abuse treatment and 100 hours of reentry programming.
On June 4, 2012, House Bill 543 was signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal. This new law is the first step in alleviating the overcrowding and over-sentencing in more »
Unlike most other states, Louisiana has two completely separate board to handle the issues of pardons and paroles. Although the two are often confused, there is a considerable difference between more »