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.
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
This important conference brought together the leaders in criminal justice from around the State, including District Attorneys, Criminal Defense Lawyers, Department of Corrections leaders, Judges and court personnel, and State legislators.