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September 2014 Archives

Drug-crime sentencing reform shrinks federal prison populations

The United States holds the unfortunate distinction of incarcerating more of its own citizens than any other country in the world. The so-called “war on drugs” is largely responsible for swelling prison populations. The nation’s increasingly strict drug laws and sentencing guidelines have resulted in decades-long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders.

Facing a dark past: The link between racism and wrongful conviction

The civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer has reminded the nation that racism is definitely not a settled issue, particularly when it comes to interactions between law enforcement agencies and minorities. Here in Louisiana and other states in the Deep South, it is not difficult to see that race continues to play a significant role in the criminal justice system. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the rate of African Americans incarcerated for drug crimes alone is ten times higher than that of whites.

Meet Attorney Guillory

Attorney Joshua S. Guillory was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. Upon graduating high school from Alexandria Senior High, he enrolled in classes at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Josh was a member of Mu Kappa Tau, a national honor society for marketing majors, while attending... Read More

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