After 10.3 percent increase, Louisiana’s pretrial incarceration rate is now three times the national average and the highest of any state on record since 1970
ACLU of Louisiana Demands Immediate Release of Asylum-Seekers and People Awaiting Trial, Expedited Parole Hearings for Elderly Prisoners During Coronavirus Pandemic
NEW ORLEANS – In the wake of Louisiana’s first confirmed cases of coronavirus, the ACLU of Louisiana today called for expedited parole hearings for elderly people in state prisons and the release of all people jailed awaiting charges and trial who are not considered a risk to public safety.
Baton Rouge Residents Settle Lawsuit with Private Company that Profited from Pretrial Supervision “Ransom” Scheme
Extortion for Freedom Practice Common with Ankle Monitoring, Pre-Trial Supervision fees
NEW ORLEANS — The ACLU of Louisiana has received a $30,000 grant from the Gucci North America Changemakers Impact Fund to support its work to combat pretrial incarceration in Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS – The ACLU of Louisiana announced today that Manuel Amaya Portillo, an asylum-seeker with severe disabilities currently detained at LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, Louisiana, has been granted humanitarian parole.
Manuel Amaya Portillo is being denied accommodations and sufficient medical treatment at private detention center in Louisiana