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  • Ann Tucker

Dept. Finds People Routinely Incarcerated Past Release Date in Louisiana

USDOJ (1/25) –– The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LDOC) routinely confines people in its custody past the dates when they are legally entitled to be released from custody, in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. [...] Between January and April 2022 alone, 26.8% of the people released from LDOC’s custody were held past their release dates. Of those overdetained people, 24% were held over for at least 90 days, and the median number of days overdetained was 29. [...] This unconstitutional practice costs Louisiana over $2.5 million a year. Read more

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