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  • BY GORDON RUSSELL AND MAYA LAU | grussell@theadvocate.com

Like many 21-year-olds, Kristen Hooper had a slim résumé when she was hired as a cadet at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. She'd s…

  • BY GORDON RUSSELL AND MAYA LAU | grussell@theadvocate.com

It must have seemed like it was meant to be: Louisiana corrections officials needed new offices for their employee credit union and for Prison…

  • BY GORDON RUSSELL AND MAYA LAU | grussell@theadvocate.com

A vendor of drug-test kits who is awaiting sentencing in federal court for bribing the longtime head of Mississippi’s corrections department w…

  • BY TERRY JONES AND MAYA LAU | tjones@theadvocate, mlau@theadvocate.com

It may not be everyone's cup of tea to pay money to sit around a conference table of strangers and talk about racism for two hours every Thurs…

Inside a rectangular hole in a wall on the first floor of a newly renovated building at 504 Mayflower Street is a time capsule stuffed with pr…

Voters on Tuesday said yes to a new property tax that would fund the Council on Aging for East Baton Rouge Parish, a controversial measure tha…

Richard N. Lee III was reelected as Port Allen's mayor Tuesday night, extending the retired law enforcement officer's leadership for four year…

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Two former high-ranking officials at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola who are accused of stealing at least $160,000 from an employee…

Updated, 3 p.m., Oct. 26: Former Col. Shirley Whittington and former Lt. Col. Deborah Leonard turned themselves in Wednesday, according to Wes…

In the Metro Council district hardest-hit by the floods in August, it's not a given that all the residents will still be there in a year, or t…

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