The Department of Corrections is celebrating the one year anniversary of the 2017 criminal justice reforms that saw Louisiana lose its title as the incarceration capital of the world. The department says the total prison population is at a 20 year low. But Outgoing President of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association Ricky Babin says just because someone is labeled nonviolent by the system, doesn’t mean they aren’t potentially dangerous.
Curators with the Louisiana State Musuem opened a time capsule today found underneath a recently removed confederate monument in New Orleans. The contents of the copper box revealed Confederate money, flags, a US medal and other items. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says the contents of the box could potentially be worth big bucks today.
Louisiana has begun its effort to extend foster care services for kids in the system up to age 21, from the current age limit of 18. The program got legislative approval and funding during the legislative season with widespread support. DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says raising the age limit will help kids stay in school and establish themselves, so they don’t hit the same pit falls that many other participants have had in the past.
LSU hits the practice field on Saturday to begin fall camp. Coach Ed Orgeron is entering his second season as the head coach. The former D-Line coach says he’ll spend this camp helping assistant Dennis Johnson coach up the defensive line…