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In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms
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In Defense of Louisiana’s Criminal Justice Reforms

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Pelican Institute’s CEO, Daniel Erspamer, writes in The Hayride, about Louisiana’s criminal justice reforms and why they were a strong step in the right direction. He starts by identifying possible cost savings, but also identifies the broad coalition that was involved in the efforts to begin with.

What Does Criminal Justice Reform Mean For Louisiana?
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What Does Criminal Justice Reform Mean For Louisiana?

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Louisiana passed and enacted a Justice Reinvestment Package,¬†what was modeled on successful reforms in other states that have demonstrably improved public safety, reduced crime and recidivism, and also saved taxpayer money at the same time. Recently,¬†these reforms have been in the news across the state, so we wanted to provide […]

Louisiana Ranked Worst for State Lawsuit Climate
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Louisiana Ranked Worst for State Lawsuit Climate

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A recent survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has identified Louisiana as the worst state in the nation for lawsuit climate. What that means is that businesses are being scared away from Louisiana by the threat of lawsuits.

Louisiana’s #1 Rankings for Incarceration Is Slipping
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Louisiana’s #1 Rankings for Incarceration Is Slipping

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Over the course of a number of years, Louisiana has captured a ranking no state should want. #1 in terms of per capita incarceration of its citizens. This statistics has been the basis for many articles over the last few years and thankfully we may soon see the ranking slip. […]

Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Package Clears House & Senate
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Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Package Clears House & Senate

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The criminal justice reform package that has been pushed by Louisiana Smart on Crime, Pelican Institute, LABI, Blueprint Louisiana, C100 Louisiana, and others has just passed the House and Senate, paving the way for the Governor to sign the ten bills into law.