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Course Catalog – Parole Assistance and Re-entry

5626 Parole Assistance and Reentry Clinic (3)

Students study the law and procedure applicable to the parole and pardon process and assist prisoners seeking early release before the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole as well as in other collateral, legal matters important for their successful return into their communities. Topics relating to mass incarceration, the prison system, criminogenic factors of recidivism are also covered in this course. Students will have the opportunity to assist clients who are incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Dixon Correctional Institute, Hunt Correction Center, Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women, Rayburn Correctional Center, as well as other nearby correctional institutions and parish jails while learning effective lawyering skills such as interviewing and counseling clients, fact investigation, file management, and written and oral advocacy. Students commit to 150 hours over the course of the semester and the course is graded Pass/Fail (E, HP, P, F).Participation requires the consent of the instructor and attendance at a pre-semester orientation.