Legislatures and Courts, even in Louisiana, have recognized there is a difference when defendant are juveniles, the US Supreme Court has said that life sentences must only be used in the most extraordinary circumstances. I hope that all of the district attorneys moving to keep these people in jail are doing so with those considerations in mind. We must operate the criminal justice system in a manner consistent with our values as Americans.
The bond system, in its current state, is broken. Not only because people, on rare occasions, take ‘deals’ just to be released; but also because of what this article addresses. It is Constitutionally infirm treatment of the indigent and working poor, for a purpose that can be achieved through other means. We must address this issue for
http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/crime_police/article_0dd1fd72-1b0c-11e7-829a-1be06412d0c8.html There is a gross underestimate by criminal justice professionals of the impact on citizens when they are named as suspects. A person can be named a suspect and essentially have much of their life ruined, completely devoid of any due process. The legislature must consider enacting laws to limit the release of information related