It appears some legislators are working to introduce progress to Louisiana, including in areas such as criminal justice reform. At a glance, there are proposed laws to raise the juvenile offender age to 18. Of course it should be. A 17 year old is still a child. Far too often at the public defender’s office, I stood up for a 17 year old. It also appears there are proposed laws to address the systemic bias in our criminal justice system and to address the unnecessarily ever increasing prison population among Louisianians. Equal pay also is being addressed.
For information and links to proposed bills, check out Equality Louisiana
Kathryn S. Bloomfield
3/17/2016 (Happy St. Patrick’s Day)