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Louisiana Locks Up More Nonviolent Offenders Than Neighboring States Without Achieving Lower Crime Rates
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Louisiana Locks Up More Nonviolent Offenders Than Neighboring States Without Achieving Lower Crime Rates

State incarcerates violent offenders at a rate similar to other states in the South, while incarcerating nonviolent offenders at a much higher rate Louisiana’s legislative leaders and Governor John Bel Edwards are taking a top-to-bottom look at our criminal justice system, aiming for a better public safety return on taxpayer […]

How Justice Reinvestment Can Benefit Louisiana
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How Justice Reinvestment Can Benefit Louisiana

To free up funds, states pass measures that focus their prison beds on serious violent offenders, and reinvest a portion of the savings into evidence-backed prison alternatives.

Why Conservatives Are Embracing Criminal Justice Reform
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Why Conservatives Are Embracing Criminal Justice Reform

Our neighbors have paved the way: now Louisiana is positioned to engage in a substantive effort to improve its criminal justice system and to yield the benefits that so many other states are enjoying.

Louisiana’s Expanding Reentry Efforts Promise Cost Savings and Safer Communities
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Louisiana’s Expanding Reentry Efforts Promise Cost Savings and Safer Communities

In Louisiana, Reentry Courts make use of the innovative reentry program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola – known as the Offender Rehabilitation and Workforce Development Program.

Louisianans Overwhelmingly Support Criminal Justice Reforms According to Recent Poll
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Louisianans Overwhelmingly Support Criminal Justice Reforms According to Recent Poll

The poll indicates there is broad support for reforms that would save taxpayer money and prioritize community supervision programs over incarceration for low level, non-violent offenders.