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The Nexus Between Workforce Development and Criminal Justice in Louisiana

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

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

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

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.

Guest Commentary: Support Small Business, Stop Lawsuit Abuse

Guest Commentary: Support Small Business, Stop Lawsuit Abuse
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In a recent survey of Louisiana businesses conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, 89 percent of business owners said the number of frivolous lawsuits in the state is a serious problem.