Louisiana Works to Reduce Prison Population

“Louisiana may soon lose its title as the world’s leader in incarceration. Bipartisan lawmakers and a diverse coalition of advocates overhauled the state’s criminal justice system. The reform passed this legislative session will reduce the time people spend behind bars, set them up to be more successful when they return to their communities and diminish the likelihood they will return to prison. It will also result in savings that will be used to improve public safety. Those are big changes for a state that incarcerated 776 people per 100,000 residents in 2015 – far beyond the national rate of 458, according to Justice Department data.” See more here.
Read about each bill:
HB116, HB249, HB489, HB519, HB680, HB681
SB16, SB139, SB221

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