DOJ Accuses Louisiana Of 'Routinely' Keeping Inmates Locked Up Past Release Dates

‘Our investigation uncovered evidence of systemic violations,’ Assistant Atty Gen. Kristen Clarke says.

Black Louisiana Voters 'Embarrassed’ By State’s Failure To Pass Anti-Slavery Amendment

Four other states removed forced servitude from their state constitutions during November’s elections.

Louisiana Voters Reject Ballot Measure To Abolish Slavery, Involuntary Servitude

Five states asked voters on Election Day whether to removing constitutional language that permits slavery as a form of criminal punishment.

Louisiana Mayor Running For Re-Election Tragically Dies In Car Wreck On Election Day

Velma D. Hendrix, 84, was a longtime educator in St. Landry Parish before entering politics.

Mystikal Pleads For Judge To Allow Him To Bond Out Of Jail As He Awaits Trial

The rapper is on trial for an alleged rape that took place at his Louisiana home.

Mystikal Denied Bond In Rape Case

Bond was denied due to the rapper’s criminal history and the victim’s fear of retaliation.

JayDaYoungan’s Dad Reveals Details About Son’s Fatal Shooting

The popular Bogalusa, L.A., rapper was ambushed while they were sitting on the porch.

Louisiana Rapper JayDaYoungan Fatally Shot In Bogalusa

His father was also shot, but he is in stable condition, police report.

Louisiana’s Near-Total Ban On Abortion Has Been Blocked

The law would ban terminating a pregnancy even in the case of rape or incest.