Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ramen has become the black-market currency in American prisons

Ramen has become the black-market currency in American prisons

 

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Amy B. Wang of The Washington Post reports that Ramen Noodles are taking over tobacco as the preferred underground currency inmates use in […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Convicted at 17, Angola inmate from New Orleans gets chance at parole

Convicted at 17, Angola inmate from New Orleans gets chance at parole

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Emily Lane of The Times-Picayune reports that Shon Williams was 17 when he fired 10 shots in a Bywater schoolyard […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Fix Our Streets task force eyes action plan for New Orleans infrastructure

Fix Our Streets task force eyes action plan for New Orleans infrastructure

 

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Kevin Litten of The Times-Picayune reports that The Fix My Streets task force studying how to repair New Orleans’ 1,500 […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

49ers’ Colin Kaepernick sits during nation anthem to protest racial oppression

49ers’ Colin Kaepernick sits during nation anthem to protest racial oppression

 

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The Associated Press reports that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Ramen has become the black-market currency in American prisons

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Amy B. Wang of The Washington Post reports that Ramen Noodles are taking over tobacco as the preferred underground currency inmates use in prisons, according to a new study by Michael […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Flood victims eligible for unemployment benefits

Flood victims eligible for unemployment benefits

 

Jennifer Larino of the Times-Picayune reports that flood victims in 20 Louisiana parishes who lost their jobs or are temporarily out of work will be eligible for federal money to help cover lost wages. Businesses damaged by the historic flooding can also apply for relief for affected employees.

 

The Louisiana Workforce […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

New Texas law allows students to carry guns on campus

New Texas law allows students to carry guns on campus

 

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Karen Yuan and Lucy Pride of CNN report that Texas has implemented what is known as the “campus carry law.”

 

The law, which […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Largest transfer of Gitmo detainees under Obama

Largest transfer of Gitmo detainees under Obama

 

Barbara Starr of CNN reports that the US announced Monday that 15 detainees have been transferred out of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

 

It’s the single-largest transfer since President Barack Obama took office, according to Lee Wolosky, the US special envoy for Guantanamo closure (CNN).

 

The inmates, who included […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

‘Most incarcerated city’ is not what New Orleans should be

‘Most incarcerated city’ is not what New Orleans should be

 

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The Editorial Board of The Times-Picayune writes an opinion piece on the overincarceration of Orleans Parish:

 

Orleans Parish Prison was like a small, […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How a Court Ruled on Expunging Convictions for the Rehabilitated

 

Reuters reports that federal judges cannot expunge convictions from people’s criminal records even when it prevents those who have been rehabilitated from getting jobs, and Congress should consider granting the judiciary that power, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday.

 

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments