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Public Juvenile Records Bill Passes

Republicans in the House of the Louisiana Legislature, passed a bill that, if it became law, would make records of juveniles accused and convicted of crimes public. House Bill 321, along with passage in the Senate would “create an online portal where the records of juveniles convicted of certain crimes can be viewed”. Juvenile records had always been shielded from the public but now Republicans are saying that this legislation is needed in the name of “public safety”, which does not pass the smell test when a test pilot program would be conducted in Caddo, East Baton Rouge, and Orleans Parishe...

 

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