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Resource ID: #10745
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: Times (Shreveport, La.)
Date: 1994-03-20



The Times (Shreveport, LA) uncovers a backlog of outstanding arrest warrants debilitating the justice system in Shreveport and Caddo Parish, LA. Thousands of people accused of crimes walk the streets unpunished because arrest warrants (some 25 years old) go unserved. The report shows a limited amount of space in the county jail is to blame for the lax enforcement. Millions of dollars in outstanding fines also go uncollected. A new jail and law enforcement reform proposed due to the stories, 1994.

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