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Criminal Justice Overhaul (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-08

Duration: 00:05:01

Subjects: Criminal justice, Administration of | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2024


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Landry, Jeff Speaker
  • Deslatte, Melinda Interviewee
  • Odoms, Alanah Interviewee
  • Peyton, Scott Interviewee


This segment from the March 8, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the bills passed at the Louisiana Legislature’s Special Session on Crime overhauling the state’s criminal justice system. Her report includes highlights of Governor Jeff Landry’s opening address to the session. She also interviews: Melinda Deslatte, research director at the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR); Alanah Odoms, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana; and Scott Peyton, executive director of Right on Crime.