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New Orleans judge at the center of lawsuit over bail issuing practices

Zachary Lewis Jul. 14, 2017, 12:00pm

A federal lawsuit was recently filed against Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry E. Cantrell by two civil rights groups.

Detainees allege Orleans Parish magistrate judge imposes secured bonds that they cannot pay

Lhalie Castillo Jul. 13, 2017, 9:22am

BATON ROUGE – Two detainees have filed a class-action lawsuit against a magistrate judge over allegations that the judge unlawfully imposes secured financials conditions of release in an amount arrestees cannot afford to pay.

Man alleges he is unlawfully held at Lafayette Parish jail because he cannot afford bail

Lhalie Castillo Jun. 19, 2017, 8:14am

&&& LAFAYETTE – A Carencro man alleges that his constitutional rights have been violated because he cannot afford to pay bail.