Report: 1,500 La. inmates convicted by nonunanimous juries


by BA 53 Views - NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 1,500 current Louisiana inmates — including 900 serving life sentences without parole eligibility — were convicted by nonunanimous juries, according to a recent report by criminal justice advocates.The report was released Tuesday by the New Orleans-based Promise of Justice Initiative. It comes ahead of a Dec. 2 hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court.The high court has barred nonunanimous verdicts in future cases and those still on appeal. The December hearing could determine the fate of those whose appeals are done. (Photo/AP)