Criminal Justice Committee Discusses Bill to Raise Parolee Fees.

Is it reasonable to ask parolees to pay $100 a month in fees? A SoutheasternUreporter survey asked respondents to answer questions concerning bills that are presented to the Administration of Criminal Justice. One such bill discussed in the survey is a bill the proposes to raise the maximum amount of fees that parolees are required […]

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Legislation to Name Highways After 2 Fallen Police Officers Progresses in the Senate

At the Capitol last Thursday, legislators amended Senate Bill 60 to rename portions of Louisiana highway in memory of two police officers. Louisiana State Trooper Bobby Smith was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face on March 14, 1986. Smith became a psychologist and counseled law enforcement officers who suffered from injuries or post […]

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Polygraphs For Law Enforcement Officers

[Baton Rouge, LA] – On April 27 House Bill 96, which asks the question of whether polygraphs should be part of an interrogation when a law enforcement officer is under investigation, was deferred. Representative Tony Bacala, the author of House Bill 96, said, “I think that polygraphs shouldn’t be part of a law enforcement officer’s […]

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Needle exchange program authorization bill to be debated

HB 250 is a bill proposed by Louisiana House member Steven E. Pylant of District 20, representing Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, LaSalle and Tensas parishes. If HB 250 is passed, local governments will be allowed to authorize needle exchange programs. A needle exchange program (NEP) is a community-based service that allows users to obtain hypodermic needles […]

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Books for Prisoners and Alpha Kappa Delta

LAB2P (Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners) is a non-profit organization working closely with Southeastern’s Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, to deliver books to Louisiana prisoners. Alpha Kappa Delta held a book drive and petition last week in the student union corridor. The petition is to eliminate the “the three strikes law” which Alpha Kappa Delta […]

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Prisoners and Books: A Short Survey

How much do you know about Louisiana’s prison system? Take this short survey and tell us! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1idUYwZdmViCmQMAkWJJ6UnhBo2RVelRt5JbHoXuLEAs/edit

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