Law Forum : 90% of inmates in LA r just waiting day in court..

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    http://thegrio.com/2016/09/16/court-backlogs-new-orleans-prison-population/


    According to a recent report released by Vera Institute of Justice, 90 percent of people sitting in Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans are “not serving a sentence but waiting for their day in court.”

    The institute’s findings signal a court backlog appears to be one of many reasons Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in United States. Although New Orleans specifically has cut its prison population 54 percent in the last seven years, experts say the backlog is a troubling reality in cities across the country.
     
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