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Louisiana Smart On Crime’s Justice Reinvestment Factsheet
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Louisiana Smart On Crime’s Justice Reinvestment Factsheet

This year we have a critical opportunity to advance criminal justice reform in Louisiana. In that effort, Smart on Crime Louisiana has combined efforts with Right on Crime Louisiana to advance a conservative, business-led approach to be both tough and smart on crime.

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation, costing taxpayers nearly $700 million per year with poor outcomes. Now is the time to act to reform our state’s criminal justice system and invest in evidence-backed alternatives to incarceration for low risk offenders. Reinvestment reform packages have already passed in other states including Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi where they have effectively reduced imprisonment, saved billions, and increased public safety.

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.

Louisiana Ranked Among Worst States for Business
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Louisiana Ranked Among Worst States for Business

Remarkably, the report ranks Louisiana 30 spots lower than it did last year. This represents the largest decline of any state in the nation.

Louisiana Ranks Highly in Small Business Optimism
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Louisiana Ranks Highly in Small Business Optimism

It is important that we maintain a firm commitment to small businesses and to the economic principles that instill confidence in the entrepreneurs who run them.

The Cuban Dilemma
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The Cuban Dilemma

Louisianans would be wise to give careful consideration to both sides of this issue before committing to one.