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Nation’s ‘Most Incarcerated State’ Chooses a New Path
November 28, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am EST
Louisiana has the highest imprisonment rate in the nation, but that is expected to change as a result of comprehensive sentencing and corrections reform legislation signed into law this summer. Through a bipartisan effort, state leaders adopted a package of innovative, evidence-based approaches to reducing recidivism and incarceration, such as steering less serious offenders away from prison, strengthening alternatives to prison and jail, and removing barriers to success during re-entry into society.
Join Governor John Bel Edwards (D) and a panel of state leaders as they discuss how Louisiana became the latest state to enact comprehensive criminal justice reforms. Many other states have experienced simultaneous drops in crime and imprisonment after implementing similar policies.