City Council Resolves to Dismiss Warrants, Fines, and Fees for 40,000 New Orleanians

October 18, 2019

On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council passed a resolution urging the dismissal of more than 55,000 outstanding municipal and traffic warrants, fees, and fines. This resolution makes New Orleans a leader among U.S. cities in fine and fee reform. According to Councilmember-At-Large Jason Williams, this resolution addresses the “debtor’s prisons” and the cycle of […]

Improving Our Justice System Through Discussion

June 21, 2019

The City of Yes wants to hear from you. From all of you. Earlier this week Mayor LaToya Cantrell posted an invitation to a community discussion on the New Orleans justice system on her Facebook page: “As part of The Sanford “Sandy” Krasnoff New Orleans Criminal Justice Council’s strategic planning process, we’re seeking input from the […]

Legislature to Vote on Criminal Justice Reform Bills Wednesday

April 30, 2019

On Wednesday, the Louisiana legislature will vote on seven different criminal justice reform bills. We have a rundown of what each one does. HB37: Extends parole eligibility for some currently incarcerated mentors This bill ensures parole eligibility for those inmates who have served as mentors in the Department of Public Safety and Corrections’ inmate rehabilitation […]

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