Louisiana should pass measures to focus prison beds on the most serious offenders, and reinvest a portion of the incarceration savings into evidence-backed alternatives for nonviolent offenders that increase public safety. Other states like Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina that passed Justice Reinvestment reform packages have reduced imprisonment and saved billions, while crime continues to decline. Read Pew’s recent report on justice reinvestment HERE. Check out Smart on Crime Louisiana’s fact sheet HERE. See the recommendations from the Justice Reinvestment Task Force HERE.
Posted on March 09, 2017