Effort is aimed at getting those younger than 18 out of the Orleans Parish Prison.
The $6,000 annual bump is supposed to go for employees working in law-enforcement jobs.
Despite a sweeping federal consent decree for Orleans Parish Prison, youth advocates say the facility remains unsafe for inmates 17 and younger. The City Council has declared that the juvenile detention center is the best place for all those 17 and under, but that facility doesn't have enough room.
In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that youth can’t be sentenced automatically to life in prison. But what should happen to the couple thousand inmates already serving such sentences? Tuesday, lawyers for Henry Montgomery argue that they should get parole hearings. An in-depth look at the crime and the man at the center of the case.
We'll talk about the harsh realities of publicly appointed defense attorneys at our October Newsmaker.
The spate of bistro robberies sheds light on our vulnerability—and on our priorities.
Dispatchers now working for police, fire and EMS would leave those agencies.
Though ad ran in a newspaper today, the city pulled solicitation from its website after this morning.
Effectively, the system jails people because they are poor, which is neither legal nor just.
Obama revived a program that funds the hiring of cops. New Orleans has gotten about $7 million.