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Louisiana’s death-penalty protocol uses same drugs as lengthy Arizona execution

by Della Hasselle  The Lens |  0 comments

State prison officials are considering alternatives to current methods as death-row inmate awaits hearing. (continued)

  • 07.24.2014
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Quatrevaux criticizes sheriff’s plan to award jail contract behind closed doors

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

A Sheriff’s Office committee selected a company in private, but the agency won’t say who it is. (continued)

  • 07.24.2014
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Coroner says he needs budget doubled; will ask city for 60 percent increase

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

He also plans to raise money from other parishes for autopsies, and seek fees from courts. (continued)

  • 07.23.2014
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