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Oct 18, 2011
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of David Dugas to the Louisiana Sentencing Commission.
The Louisiana Sentencing Commission serves to review sentencing laws and practices in the state and make recommendations to the legislature based on their findings.
According to statute, the commission is comprised of 22 members, including 18 voting members and four non-voting members. The four non-voting members of the commission include a representative of the Louisiana State Law Institute as designated by its president, a representative of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice as designated by its chair, the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, or his designee, and one professional having a doctorate degree in a social science or criminal justice field. All gubernatorial appointments are subject to senate confirmation. The voting members of the commission are as follows:
David Dugas, of Baton Rouge, is of counsel at McGlinchey Stafford and formerly served as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana for nine years. Dugas will be appointed to serve attorney specializing primarily in the defense of persons charged with criminal offenses, as required by statute.