Louisiana has been detaining people beyond their legal release dates for over a decade

In Politics by Michael Rae

On April 16, 2019, Brian Humphrey was sentenced to three years in prison in the 26th Judicial District Court in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. However, the sentencing judge gave Humphrey credit for the time he had already served in jail and suspended his sentence. Humphrey could have been released immediately, but it was not until about a month later, on May 13, 2019,­­ that he became a free man. Humphrey spent 27 days “overdetained” because of administrative delays. Humphrey is just one of the thousands of people overdetained in Louisiana each year.

Humphrey is the named plaintiff in a 2020 class action

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