Criminal Justice

Live webcast: Charles Maldonado discusses NOPD, OPP consent decrees

Thursday night at 7 p.m. CT, WYES-TV will air a documentary examining the consent decrees aimed at reforming the New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish Prison. The show will also explore efforts elsewhere to reduce incarceration rates.

You can watch “Reshaping a Greater New Orleans: Criminal Justice — Change by Decree” on TV, or YouTube.

Immediately after the broadcast, WYES will host a webcast to discuss these issues. You can watch that below. Participants:

  • WYES Community Projects Producer Marcia Kavanaugh
  • Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino
  • Lens reporter Charles Maldonado

 Live webcast, 8 p.m. Thursday

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Steve Myers is editor of The Lens. Before joining the staff in 2012, Myers was managing editor of Poynter Online, the preeminent source of news and training about the journalism industry. At Poynter, he wrote about emerging media practices such as citizen journalism, nonprofit news sites, real-time reporting via social media, data-oriented news apps, iPhoneography, and the fact-checking movement. Six of his 10 years in newspapers were spent as a local government reporter in Mobile, Ala., where he focused on local government accountability, from jail management to hurricane preparation and response. He can be reached at (504) 298-9750.