Justice in Katrina's Wake

Hurricane Katrina was a tipping point for the New Orleans criminal justice system. It brought a public unmasking of perverse system practices that were commonplace before the storm and catalyzed a broad rethinking that continues ten years later. Through the voices of those who fought for reform—from elected officials to community organizers, advocates to public health experts—this blog series reflects on local incarceration practices, the movement to foster fairness in its criminal justice system, and efforts to increase safety for all communities. These voices highlight how far we have come, how far we still have to go, and where New Orleans fits in the national movement to end the over-use of local incarceration.

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