Reducing Louisiana’s prison population will take creativity, political muscle, panel says
Louisiana continues to lead the world in the number of people it imprisons, a fact that brought the ACLU and the director of a conservative think tank together at University of New Orleans’ Jefferson campus Wednesday evening for a discussion of how to reduce the state’s incarceration rate, without harming public safety.
In the past two decades, Louisiana’s prison population has doubled, costing taxpayers billions of dollars. At the same time, the state’s prison industry is a thriving…
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