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Jordan Smith 20h
It's hard to describe just how extraordinary this ruling is. The PJ openly regrets the court's previous decision to deny an appeal & worries about an innocent man being in prison. I've never read anything like it. by ,
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G ben cohen 20h
Replying to @ConLawWarrior
And carry wrongful conviction insurance.
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G ben cohen Sep 19
And we have failed.
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Adam Luck Sep 17
This afternoon we recommended commuting 3 life sentences and 247 years off 29 individual sentences, almost all for drug related offenses. Based on the average annual incarceration cost, this will save the state $4.4 million, not counting the life sentences.
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G ben cohen Sep 17
Replying to @RachelBarkow
We call that: Louisiana.
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ACLU of Louisiana Sep 17
Join Louisianans for Prison Alternatives on September 28 to explore the impact behind Louisiana’s notoriously harsh sentencing regime – and unite to end its injustice.
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Andrew Cohen Sep 17
Colorado, at last, does right by Sam Mandez.
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James Martin, SJ Sep 17
I'm tremendously saddened by the news of the death of my friend . She was unbelievably kind to me over the years, and was one of the smartest, quickest and funniest people I've ever met.
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G ben cohen Sep 17
Replying to @Gbencohen
If it was your son or daughter, DA Hillar Moore -- would twelve weeks in prison waiting to decide whether the DA presses charges be ok? Would 72 hours be the gold standard?
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G ben cohen Sep 17
Replying to @Gbencohen
Louisiana has built a system where the presumption is on imprisonment and proof of innocence and safety is essential to secure liberty. And it is exactly opposite how it should be.
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G ben cohen Sep 17
Replying to @Gbencohen
Louisiana law requires a probable cause determination in 48 hours and a determination of bail within 72 hours. If the prosecutor cannot decide whether to take the case within that time, the person must be released. That's not the "gold standard"; that is the Constitution.
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G ben cohen Sep 17
Replying to @Gbencohen
The idea -- articulated by DA Hillar Moore -- that the DA's office has "developed a new process to quickly review cases in time for a 72-hour arraignment -- greatly shortening the current 5 to 12 week wait" is absurd.
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G ben cohen Sep 17
Replying to @Gbencohen
The conditions of the jail are incredibly dangerous. PJI's second report detailing the number of deaths at the jail is here: The number of deaths keeps rising.
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G ben cohen Sep 17
Replying to @JusticesPromise
The conditions in the jail are barbaric. The Promise of Justice Initiative did a report on the conditions at the jail after protestors were arrested for responding to Baton Rouge police officers' killing of Alton Sterling.
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G ben cohen Sep 17
This is a great article about some of the problems at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison (the local jail) With these additional thoughts:
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Neal Katyal Sep 15
Excellent piece about criminal justice reform by . The First Step Act is truly a first step, much left to do.
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Louisianans for Prison Alternatives Sep 14
Mark your calendars! Life With Other Possibilities: A Statewide Summit on Life Without Parole in Louisiana Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans Please RSVP:
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Equal Justice Initiative Sep 14
On this day in 1874, 1,500 Confederate veterans opposed to the civil rights goals of Reconstruction attacked New Orleans and overthrew the Louisiana government. To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this
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G ben cohen Sep 13
Replying to @davidminpdx
4. Is it fair to punish the kid in the car with the same mandatory minimum lwop sentence, as you punish the person who specifically intended to kill.
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G ben cohen Sep 12
Replying to @JessPish
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