The conservative case for sentencing reform in Louisiana
May 2, 2017

“As is well known by now to anyone paying attention, Louisiana’s incarceration rate is the highest in the nation. One of the reasons for this dubious honor is the state’s high rate of incarceration of nonviolent, drug-related offenders. That is the conclusion of a report released last month by the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force. The bipartisan commission was created by the Legislature in 2015, and spent the last year studying Louisiana’s criminal justice system. Conservatives should be alarmed by the commission’s findings, but, more importantly, conservatives should support its proposed solutions.”

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