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
I have spent the better part of the past 5 years studying and increasing my knowledge in the forensic sciences. This report is an honest and eye-opening look at the serious problems with the use of forensics science to convict innocent people in our courts. This is not a conjecture, but rather a real life