Legislators around the country have begun takings steps to reduce prison populations without compromising public safety. Notably, conservative states like Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi have taken steps to steer nonviolent offenders away from prison, emphasize rehabilitation over jail time, and reduce penalties for many drug and property crimes. The Smart on Crime campaign seeks to apply relevant lessons from other states to Louisiana.
Nearby states are leading by example
Posted on April 17, 2015