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Guest Commentary: Let the Sunshine In!
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Guest Commentary: Let the Sunshine In!

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Now is the time for real openness and transparency when private lawyers are hired by the Attorney General to work for Louisiana taxpayers. This practice should not be done behind closed doors, as it is now.

The Nexus Between Workforce Development and Criminal Justice in Louisiana
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The Nexus Between Workforce Development and Criminal Justice in Louisiana

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With the coming expansion in the energy, manufacturing, and construction sectors and an aging population, Louisiana’s impending labor shortfall can only be exacerbated by excluding a large section of the prospective workforce: ex-offenders.

Streamlining Medical Parole to Ensure Public Safety and Protect Taxpayers
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Streamlining Medical Parole to Ensure Public Safety and Protect Taxpayers

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The nation’s older inmate population is expected to increase exponentially again over the next decade, with associated health costs spiraling higher.

Guest Commentary: Lawsuit Reform in the 2014 Legislative Session
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Guest Commentary: Lawsuit Reform in the 2014 Legislative Session

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The Louisiana Legislature kicked off the 2014 regular session last week, beginning a series of discussions about the most important issues facing the state. Already it is clear that lawsuit reform will be front and center in the debate.

Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: An Argument for Reforming Louisiana’s Determinate Sentencing Laws
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Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: An Argument for Reforming Louisiana’s Determinate Sentencing Laws

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A new study details how Louisiana can reduce its prison population and corrections spending without lessening public safety by eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders and reforming its habitual offender law.