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Parole Assistance and Re-entry

Students assist offenders seeking early release from prison through the parole process. Students primarily represent prisoners who have served over 25 years, many having been sentenced to life for crimes they committed when they were children. Students will have a lot of client contact and will develop extensive interviewing and counseling skills. Students will also draft an autobiographical narrative of their client and assist their client before the Louisiana Committee on Parole.  Students will continue to assist clinic clients upon release in legal issues related to their successful reentry into society.

Students will meet clients at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola or at other nearby correctional institutions

Students receive 3 academic credits for successful completion of the Parole and Re-entry Clinic. All 3 credits qualify toward the 6 experiential credits required for graduation.