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NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Imprisoned Baton Rouge attorney Victor Roy Loraso III has been voluntarily and permanently disbarred following a June 17 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding and his sentencing in March for child pornography.
State's 'under-resourced public defenders' exacerbates over-detention crisis in jails, says attorney
A number of civil rights lawsuits have been filed against the Louisiana Department of Corrections and various sheriff's offices, alleging that prisons in the state of Louisiana routinely keep inmates after their release dates.
Pelican Institute: Over-detention cases are latest example of 'Louisiana’s broken criminal justice system'
Multiple lawsuits have recently been filed on behalf of individuals being held in Louisiana prisons past their release dates, a practice that costs taxpayers thousands and violates the rights of those inmates who have fulfilled the requirements of their sentences.
Civil rights attorneys alleging that prison inmates in Louisiana are routinely kept far past their release dates have begun to file a number lawsuits against the Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office.
Civil rights lawyers have recently filed a number lawsuits claiming that inmates have routinely been held in prison for weeks, months and, in some cases, even years after their release dates.