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  • New Orleans City Council plan would cap jail size

    December 4, 2013 9:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans City Council committee is easing size limits on the city's jail. The city's Criminal Justice Committee voted Tuesday to cap the jail at 1,938 beds. The Times-Picayune reports that's about 300 fewer inmates than are now housed there. The council had wanted to... more »
  • New Orleans City Council fills Johnson's seat

    July 27, 2012 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans City Council has appointed attorney Ernest "Freddie" Charbonnet as the interim replacement for the District E seat vacated last week when Jon Johnson abruptly resigned after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges. The council's four white members voted Thursday for Charbonnet, a former... more »

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