Anthony Childs shouldn’t have had to die for Shreveport to repeal its unconstitutional ordinance. Now it’s on all of us to honor his memory by keeping up the fight against all forms of racial injustice.
I Was Convicted to 13 Years for Two Joints of Marijuana. Louisiana Should Make My Extreme Sentence One of the Last
Louisiana’s justice reinvestment package was a historic step forward, and it helped me be reunited with my family. Now lawmakers should build on this momentum and reform the Habitual Offender Statute — so that my extreme sentence is one of the last.
Two years after passage of Louisiana’s bipartisan justice reinvestment package, these smart, sensible reforms are already working to make our communities stronger and safer.
These destructive acts of violence harken back to some of the darkest chapters of the Jim Crow era. They are also a reminder of the rising threat of racial violence and intimidation that black communities face to this day.
The ACLU's Smart Justice Campaign released a 50-state blueprint for how to achieve two goals: cutting our prison population by 50 percent while also reducing its racial disparities.
Judge Milazzo’s ruling sends a strong message that no prosecutor is above the law.
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