John Bel Edwards reduces 22 prisoners’ terms — and gets Angola inmates’ attention
March 9, 2017

“Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to make his big push to change criminal sentencing laws and reduce Louisiana’s highest-in-the-world incarceration rate during the Legislature‘s regular session starting April 10. But quietly, Edwards has already been putting some of what he says he wants to do into practice on a small scale, as he considers commuting prison terms for inmates already serving time.”

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