criminal justice

LSU Law professor Chris Tyson talks about preparations by President Donald Trump's Justice Department to examine affirmative action policies on college campuses.

Tyson also talks with us about the BRAVE program and where funding is going locally for violence prevention.


LRN

Bill Moyers speaks with us about his newest PBS documentary about New York City's infamous Rikers Jail and the issues surrounding imprisonment in America.


LRN

Former prosecutor Prem Burns reviews the options available to Attorney General Jeff Landry, who now is in charge of the investigation of officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II in relation to Alton Sterling's shooting death.


U.S. Justice Action Reform Network

Governor John Bel Edwards, in Washington Thursday to lobby the lame duck Congress for more flood aid for the state, didn’t equivocate while participating in the U.S. Justice Action Network’s Google Summit on Criminal Justice Reform.


Court Hands Down Healthcare Sentences

Jul 6, 2015

Inside the 22nd Judicial District Court in Covington, 20 Behavioral Health Court clients await their turn in front of Judge Peter Garcia and his team. The one thing missing: lawyers. 

Once court is in session, a young man walks through the swinging doors, approaches the team. There’s the judge, two case managers, two probation officers, a mental health clinician and a peer support specialist.

Brennan Center

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

The Brennan Center for Justice recently put out a report on the effect of imprisonment on crime. Lauren-Brooke Eisen, one of the authors of the report, walks through some of the findings.