Jim Crow Juries, Bill to Fix Them

June 3, 2022

After a month, a bill (HB1077 by Representative Randal Gaines (D-57)) still waits in the House to potentially provide justice to those who were convicted with a non-unanimous jury. The legislation would provide a potential path to freedom for people who had been convicted of felonies by non-unanimous juries in Louisiana.  In Louisiana, a conviction […]

SCOTUS Rules No Mandatory Retrials for Those Convicted by Jim Crow Juries – But There Is Still Hope

May 19, 2021

Louisiana’s incarceration system, like most incarceration systems in this country, has always been racist, prioritizing putting Black men in jail over actual justice. This is made obvious by the state’s prison population being disproportionately Black and through racist laws like the one that created Jim Crow Juries.  Jim Crow Juries were legalized by an 1880 […]

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