Here are some of this week’s news highlights:
New Orleans tests program to eliminate cash bail
New Orleans, dubbed “the most incarcerated city in the most incarcerated state” in the country by Mayor Mitch Landau, recently conducted a test of a pilot program to gauge the effect of eliminating cash bail in the district. Citylab
Alabama slow to compensate wrongfully convicted Alabama is dragging its feet to compensate wrongfully convicted residents for the years they spent unjustly behind bars, according to an investigation by WBRC.
Ohio woman who claims innocence in 1994 murder to be released