Race And Criminal Justice in Louisiana


March 31, 2022

Angola’s historical relationship with slavery and its impact on the Louisiana criminal justice system will be the topic of the forthcoming virtual symposium titled “In Pursuit of Equal Justice: Race and Criminal Justice in Louisiana — Reconstruction, Convict Leasing, Jim Crow Governance and Prison Reform. The symposium will explore the impact of prison leasing, Jim Crow laws, the crack cocaine epidemic, mass incarceration, and the 2018 criminal justice reforms on Louisiana's disproportionate incarceration rate of black and brown people. Based upon rigorous research conducted by both P...

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